I had planned to make THIS MEAL for my pre-race dinner last night. I seriously only eat pasta the night before races, and this is one of my all-time favorite pasta dishes! However, the grocery store’s scallops did not look good, and I didn’t have time to stop anywhere else (ie Whole Foods). Instead, the BOY grilled up some Greek chicken and veggies, and I nuked the TJ’s brown rice and quinoa mix.
After dinner, I did my typical pre-race prep. I haven’t run a race in 6 months, so I forgot all about my race belt hiding at the bottom of my drawer. I pulled out my racing snacks and water bottles, picked out my clothes, and threw together this morning’s breakfast of Sweet Potato Overnight Oats.
My Power Breakfast includes:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/3 large sweet potato chopped
2 Tbsp cinnamon
Dash of Agave
Breakfast in a To-Go cup will be eaten on the road with a side of black tea. I have a 30 minute drive and a 10 minute bus ride to get me to the starting line.
During my run, I plan to use the Picky Bars that I have been eating during training. There are water stations every two miles or so, and I have some Nuun and coconut water for post race hydrations.
I also packed myself a PB and Banana sandwich on fresh Dakota bread for my ride home.
I didn’t sleep great last night and my back is a little stiff this morning, but I am getting excited for a run on what I hope is a beautiful day! I think this 1200 person race is the perfect way to start off race season. Wish me luck!