I am two and a half days away from the half for which I have been oh-so-diligently not been training. Oy. Usually I am a stickler for details. I want to plan everything out. I have not done that for this trip. I’m not even entirely sure where the hotel is. I know its 20 minutes from the starting line, and that’s about it. Good thing I have tomorrow off work so I can make a plan. I can plan when to wake up, leave the hotel, and on what streets to park. I also need to find out the closest restaurants so that I can plan where to eat for dinner. Gotta get those carbs in! I know a lot of people go for Italian food, and I have nothing against that (I love a good plate of spaghetti!) but I think I want to get some Japanese food. A big bowl of fried rice with some shrimp and veggies. Yum! That’s what I did for my last big race and it worked like magic. I eat Japanese food enough for it to settle fine into my digestive system.
My biggest concern is bathroom issues. Oh yes, I just went there. Since I have not been so good at keeping up LRs (or many short ones, for that matter), I haven’t gotten my system used to using the restroom before a run. So…I hope that my usual thing will work: drinking coffee on an empty stomach and then eating a granola bar of some sort.
What do you like to eat to carb-load for a race?