We’re all runners and we each have our own little nutrition and energy strategy for race day…
It might be a banana 2 hours before a race, a bowl of oats or even eggs!
Some take nuts and other snacks during a race and others swear by a jolt of GU.
I’ve always taken GU’s for longer races, 21km, and will have one at about 7km and another at 14km.
But you see, it never really did anything for me, it was more in the mind than anything and it only ended up upsetting my stomach afterwards…
{Yep, we’ve all been there!}
Anyways, so I’ve been onto something else for a while now and I can say that it works perfectly for me!
I start everyday with a bulletproof coffee {BPC}:
Strong filter coffee with a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon of coconut oil and a splash of cream – all shaken together really well. {I like to use a gym shaker}
Whether you follow a Low Carb lifestyle or not, drinking this in the morning keeps you going for a long time and it is perfect to have about 2 hours before a race.
It’s not heavy in the stomach and the good fats will provide all the energy you need.
If you’re not used to it, I’d recommend starting well before a race, just to get your body used to it.
Heidi Visser