Run,Eat,Repeat’s “Salty Carbs”

Hello! This is Monica from Run, Eat, Repeat ( . 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

–          Pizza

–          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?!

Hopefully, you can find a meal that you love and loves you back on that run J If you have any questions feel free to contact me at or

Happy Running!

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