You Eat What? Favorite Pre-Race Meals!

  • The Running Team
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We all know that runners can be particular about what they eat - especially on race day. Whether it’s part of the set of runners’ strange superstitions, or whether it actually does have a physiological advantage, planned pre-race meals, post workout snacks, and in between race nibbles can be the difference between a great race and an okay one.

We asked a bunch of collegiate runners what their favorite pre-run meals are… here’s what we heard:
• Two pieces of whole wheat bread with Skippy smooth natural peanut butter and a sliced banana on top
• Free hotel oatmeal and a spoonful of brown sugar
• Peanut butter and jelly on a Thomas bagel
• Half a package of gluten free pasta with olive oil and grilled veggies
• 3 energy gel packets
• 2 bowls of Multi-Grain Cheerios with Rice Dream
• A half of a bar of chocolate right before warming up

What do you eat to make sure you don’t turn as green as your new FAAS 500’s in the middle of your race? You’re favorite post workout snack? Let us know!

Image courtesy of Running Times.