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« on: May 20, 2003, 09:15:13 AM »

Just curious, but what do you guys/gals eat before practice/racing, and how long before the practice/race do you eat?

I normally eat cereal in the morning (Vector/Raisin Bran/Corn Flakes) at 60-90mins before my 1100am practice, and a light dinner (whatever's on the menu) about 60-90mins before my 700pm practice.

This is my first year, so I'm really curious as to what would help.   Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 09:28:54 AM »

I eat people who tell me Trinity is a spy for the machines.
J/K! I eat steak and pototatoes and drink lots of fluids the night before, and in the mornings, something easy to digest and fiberous, like muffins and Vector cereal, then all day I just munch on Vector bars and Powerbars, or protein bars with maybe a burger between races and lots of water. I don't have a heavy dinner until after the last race of the day.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 01:09:31 PM »

Photog: Hey!   How about when I told you guys to stay till the end of the credits.   I am useful!  Very Happy Besides, what better way to throw a wrench into the whole storyline than to have Trinity as a spy?

I don't know much (if any) about nutrition, but wouldn't the energy from the steak and potatOS from the night before just turn into fat overnight?
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 02:51:44 PM »

That's it!!!! I'm gonna eat ya anyways! Laughing
I dunno about the steak turning to fat man, I just like steak regardless.  Laughing
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2003, 10:10:34 AM »

water.  drink lots of water starting a couple days before the race.


And just have a well-rounded meal with pasta and breads, that sorta thing.

Stay away from heavy greasy stuff and you'll do fine.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2003, 10:28:08 AM »

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Stay away from heavy greasy stuff and you'll do fine.


Uh oh. Steak is heavy and greasy . . . I'd better start using the George Foreman just to be safe.  Laughing
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2003, 03:03:17 PM »

Welp, I had steak the night before the regatta, and I felt fine, except I felt tired during warmup and coughed a lot during and after the first race (steak or because I skppied breakfast?), and tired during the last half of the 3rd race (steak or my poor cardio?).
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2003, 03:52:17 PM »

FWIW, I took Nook's advice and drank lots of fluids 2 days before the regatta with normal, balanced meals.   On race day, all I had was 3 bottles of Gatorade, and a Powerbar for the entire morning and afternoon.

Apart from frequent trips to the porta-potty, my body did not show signs of malnutrition.   I think I'm gonna stick to that come Alcan.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2003, 01:39:08 AM »

thanks for the info, man.   I think a big part of my problem is nutrition, as I find myself wearing out pretty good during practices.   Part of that is warmup, but even after warming in the water, I can feel my energy level deteriorate pretty quickly.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2003, 02:17:54 PM »

Lots of water and BANANA's!  8)
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2003, 01:54:41 PM »

would rice be a good replacement for pasta?
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2003, 01:55:28 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2003, 01:55:58 PM »

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would rice be a good replacement for pasta?

The question is not whether rice is a good replacement, but whether white rice or brown rice would be better.  Very Happy
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2003, 01:57:02 PM »

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Why's that? It said in Motor's article that it would be ok.  Crying or Very sad
I like eating rice. especially in traffic  Laughing
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2003, 02:06:34 PM »

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I thought that rice was a good source of carbs as well?  I'm probably wrong, though..
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