Hello! This is Monica from Run, Eat, Repeat (www.runeatrepeat.com) . I write a little blog about my two favorite things – running and eating. Sometimes these two topics collide in a great way when I have to figure out what to eat before I run. My go to meal is Salt Carbs.
The night before a long run or race I swear by salt carbs. I believe in carb loading, but I also make sure that I eat enough salt as I sweat abnormal amounts
My go-to meal is a big stir-fry with tofu, veggies and copious amounts of brown rice with soy sauce. It doesn’t hurt that this is one of my favorite meals too!
Before my last race I wasn’t going to have access to brown rice so I made sure to snack on pretzels as an afternoon snack. (pb pretzels pic)
Other salt carb options I’ve tried:
- Thai food – noodles with soy sauce is a similar combo
- Soft Pretzel
All is carb-loading talk is making me hungry! But, I have to admit, one of the perks of running is being able to enjoy my favorite foods mentioned above and knowing they are good running foods too!
I know everyone is different so the most important thing is to figure out what works with your body during training. And it’s key to make sure you do a “test run” (no pun intended!) with your pre-run eats before any race! The last thing you want is to have stomach issues the day of a race. Aren’t race day jitters bad enough?!