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Old 12-24-2011, 04:23 AM   #1
Corey Harned
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Competition Prep

I will be competing in a Metro Dash on Jan. 21, 2012. I am curious about what to eat for maximum energy and hydration. Should it be the night before? Should it be the day of? And what should it (foods/drink) be? The competition is at 12:00pm on the above date. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 12-29-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Re: Competition Prep

What exactly is a "Metro Dash?"

Anyway, keep your food balanced. Carbing up can make you fat, which is great for skinny marathoners. They probably need it to maintain energy levels. Muscle is built and maintained from protein. Fat is a good thing, in moderation.

I like the Zone diet, although it was originally created more for couch potatoes, I've made some modifications. You're welcome use my Zone Diet Calculators at:

http://www.trackshoesforsprinters.com/BodyCalc.php
http://www.trackshoesforsprinters.com/MealCalc.php

Don't let yourself get thirsty. Water is one of the most important nutrients, just short of air.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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What exactly is a "Metro Dash?"
Its basically a Warrior Dash with less running (less than a half mile) and more obstacles (about 15+), set up in a small space in city metro area. I have a hard to believing this will require any special nutrition, most of the "obstacles" are things you should be prepared for by simply doing cf, and the event itself is unlikely to be much more than a cf chipper wod.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:34 AM   #5
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I will be competing in a Metro Dash on Jan. 21, 2012. I am curious about what to eat for maximum energy and hydration. Should it be the night before? Should it be the day of? And what should it (foods/drink) be? The competition is at 12:00pm on the above date. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Just don't shock your system or do something radical the night before that you haven't experimented with previously. For example, if you eat strict paleo and then eat a pizza the night before, you probably won't feel great.

How long does the event take roughly?
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How long does the event take roughly?
I think it depends on the location, but all the finishing results I found when I was looking into what the event entails yesterday, are less than 20 minutes on average, with elite finishers at less than 10 minutes. Its an all out sprint, but shouldn't really hurt you any more than a wod or require special nutrition.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:58 PM   #7
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Re: Competition Prep

I did one over the summer and it's not something you need to worry about nutritionally. I would just do everything normally, assuming your normal isn't eating like crap and drinking 10 oz. of total water per day.
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