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Old 10-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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Re: Day/Night Before and Morning of Big Race Meal Thoughts!!

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For short races (5k or 10k) I do not change anything about my diet. I take two days off from lifting prior to the race to ensure adequate recovery and my normal eating should top off any depletion in glycogen stores.

The two days off prior really helps my performance, so I would try it out. I picked this up from Hal Higdon's training guide.

http://www.halhigdon.com/
I think tough mudder is a 10-12 mile race?
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #12
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Re: Day/Night Before and Morning of Big Race Meal Thoughts!!


Thanks for the links, they have been helpfull. That was a lot of reading! I liked the fact that they gave example meals for a before and after race day even before and after the race! I think some type of meal plan involving just paleo should be devolped for the same thing. I also liked how each article sited studies because all we can do is develop a theroy and experiment with it. Basicly all we do is guess, see how it works for us and guess again. lol. So I am going to be loading some starchy carbs today but still trying to stay in my normal meal paleo/zone plan. Also fish caps and http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/e...jsp?id=VS-2311

Day before race meal plan eating every three hours:
Drinking a gallon of water or more throught the day
6 eggs remove two yolks with 9 black olives and 2 cups strawberry/bluberry
peanut butter and jelly off the spoon (no bread)
5 oz chicken or turkey breast with 12 cashews and 2 apples
4 oz samon (smoked from last night) 1/8 cup sunflower seeds 2 cups berry
6oz Strip steak w/ sweet potato

Morning of race first meal 5 hours before start time:
6 eggs remove two yolks with 9 black olives and 2 cups strawberry/bluberry
3 hour drive to race
Protein (Zone)bar and a gel shot w/ caffine (1 hour before race)
Stopping to drink as much water as I sweat out
Gel shot half way through the race
more water
After finish Beef Jerkey protein shake and a XXbeer!

Thanks again hope this helps and please feel free to critique!!

Jason
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #13
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Re: Day/Night Before and Morning of Big Race Meal Thoughts!!

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I think tough mudder is a 10-12 mile race?
That's why I spoke in relation to my experience because I don't know a lot about the race, and I didn't see much detail in the post.

Regardless, I strongly encourage the two days rest.


Also, congratulations OP on the race! What did you finish in?

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Re: Day/Night Before and Morning of Big Race Meal Thoughts!!

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That's why I spoke in relation to my experience because I don't know a lot about the race, and I didn't see much detail in the post.

Regardless, I strongly encourage the two days rest.


Also, congratulations OP on the race! What did you finish in?
The Tough Mudder VA was 9.25 miles with 27 obstacles and 4300 up 4200 down in elevation change. This race is a team event and along the way you help other people get through some of the obstacles or you may need the help so you can see here that its not for time but for completion. My team finished this together in 4:23. Thanks to crossfit I had no sprains or strains and started back in the gym two days later making up lost wods.

Thanks for the advise btw!
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