I learned a lesson or two over the last couple of months racing...
One of the things I seemed to get better at is the pre-race nutrition. Only very little queasy stomach going lately and no major disasters.
Anyways, here is my list of things to AVOID/ REDUCE starting at least two days before a race. If it's a longer event (going on 2 hours and over), I do those steps even earlier in the week.
- Reduce fiber at least two days before race day.
- No raw vegetables.
- Reduce dairy intake.
- No greasy foods.
- No alcohol.
- No diet coke.
- No sweets.
Looking at it now, this is pretty straight forward... Tell me again, why I have to write this down? Oh yes, because I once thought that running a 5-mile race on donuts and greasy pizza would be a good idea... Thinking of this day makes my eye twitch.
What do you avoid before race day to keep the tummy happy?
Neck Update: Things have been much better today. Not quite back to normal yet, but much better. I even got to do my run. It was my first tempo run in MONTHS and I am happy about it.... Goody goody.