Pre-race: I have been eating mainly vegetable sourced protein, mixing with carbs and fruties. My main diet pre-race week was:
Breakfast: banana and coffee (weekdays), wheat toast bread with nutella with mate tea
Lunch: different variations of salad with made with lentils, kale, beetroot, brown rice, onions, carrot, blue cabbage, baby spinach
Dinner: Fried rice with vegetables, Spanish lentils curry with rice, ainhoa's asparagus soup, pasta with olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper
During-race: Mainly I had energy gels every 40 min aprox, and bananas and\or oranges in each aid station. Where available, I would have boiled potatoes, or potatoes soup, or potato chips. I would carry water bottle, and at each aid station I would alternate with coke or coffee
After-race: A well deserved burger made of black beans and fries and a drink of organic chocolate protein made by "hello beautiful" (so far I can only find it at wall-mart)
I have become an 'almost' vegan by changing my eating habits about 2 years ago. Although I started to pay attention to what more experienced athletes would eat before a race, my real interest in the food we eat started with reading a book called 'The Anti-diet' where you learn about how our body is designed to digest certain types of food and how it impacts on our energy consumption. I have since then experimenting and trying different 'vegan' types of diet. When I say almost is that I pretty much gave up on everything animal-based, except for the chocolates :P !
In this blog, I will be sharing whenever possible some of the stuff I eat to keep going, what works and what didn't work and hopefully some cool recipes as well..