Good morning! We are answering some questions regarding our favorite pre-race meal today!
Should you eat breakfast before a race? And if so, what should you eat?
Although this may vary from person to person, in most cases you should eat something before you hit the road running. We suggest eating a breakfast consisting of a carb and protein at least 3 hours prior to the start of your race. If you would rather catch some extra sleep for those early morning races or don’t have enough time, eat a light snack such as a snack bar or smoothie instead. Some of our favorite pre-race breakfast foods are listed below.
Toast with Nut Butter
This is quick, easy and can almost always be found in the continental breakfast if you are traveling to a race. It is also easily packable if you do not have access to a kitchen.
Oatmeal with Berries and Nut Butter
Oatmeal can also be packed ahead of time and even eaten cold. Toppings can vary to your liking. Toppings may include nut butter, raisins, seeds, or any type of fresh or even dried fruit.
Scrambled Eggs with Toast
If you are home or have access to a kitchen prior to your race, a fried egg and toast is another great option. It is light, but with give you the energy you need to compete.
Smoothies are a great option if you are in a hurry or your race starts in less than the recommended 3 hour mark. You can make smoothies multiple ways. One of our go to’s is frozen berries, almond butter and almond milk blended together!