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Vancouver Sun Article: What to Eat Before the Big Race

SUN RUN TRAINING WEEK 13: What to Eat and What Not to Eat, Before the Sun Run

In today's Vancouver Sun article, I talk about what to eat and what not to eat the day and morning before the Sun Run. With just 6 days left before the big race, check these eating tips and best food choices to help you feel and run your best on the big day.  Here is an excerpt:

"...You may recall from week 9 to stay away from anything loaded with fat or fibre on the day before a run. That means no fettuccine alfredo, muffins, big salads or fries on Saturday. Keep hydrated by sipping on two to three litres of water throughout the day and stay away from alcohol on both Friday and Saturday.

Here is a sample meal plan for a middle-aged female for the day before the race. If you are young, active or male, you will need to add an extra chicken wrap and fruit smoothie to this meal plan.

Saturday sample meal plan:

7 am:   2 eggs, whole wheat tortilla, salsa
10 am: 1 fruit, 10 almonds
12 pm: Tuna sandwich with baby carrots
3 pm:   1 cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup fruit
6 pm:   1 cup brown rice, 1 chicken breast, steamed vegetables
9 pm:   Sprouted grain toast with 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter

On Sunday morning,..." Click here to read the full article...



 

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