Race Prep: Food & Fitness Week Before


I’m going to come back with a race recap as soon as I get the pictures back! But in clifnotes: it was awesome! We kicked arse and we ran the. entire. thing. Since we had such a great race I thought I’d share what I ate and worked out the week leading up to our first 13.1

Monday:

  • Breakfast: 4 egg whites, 1/2c low fat mozzarella cheese and 1/2 a Field Roast apple sage sausage <—- SOOOO goood.  A fresh green juice on the side (orange, kale, celery, cucumber<— not so good)
  • Lunch: Sushi (8 massive pieces with salmon, tuna, crab, avocado and cucumber) + seaweed salad
  • Dinner: Tilapia topped with avocado, brown rice and steamed mixed veggies
  • Snacks: Wheat thins + string cheese, walnuts + dark chocolate chips, apple and 3 giant cookies
  • Fitness: Yoga Meltdown (30 minutes)

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Tuesday:

  • Breakfast: 1/4c old fashioned oats, 1c almond milk, 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Lunch: Whole foods hot bar (sweet + sour tofu, beyond meat curry chicken salad, garlic broccoli, brown rice, sweet potatoes)
  • Dinner: Homemade orange teryaki tofu with brown rice & quinoa and steamed mixed veggies
  • Snacks: 2 massive cookies, fresh juice (kale, apple, carrots, celery and cucumber<— my fave, go-to combo), apple, walnuts + dark chocolate chips
  • Fitness: 6 Week 6 Pack (35 minutes)

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Wednesday:

  • Breakfast: 1/4c old fashioned oats, 1c almond milk, 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Lunch: 4 egg whites, 1/2c low fat mozzarella cheese, 1/2 apple sage Field Roast sausage, fresh juice (apple, celery, kale, carrots, cucumber)
  • Dinner: Sweet potato and carrot curried lentils (Recipe HERE).  I added cauliflower and kale to ours and served it over a brown rice + quinoa mixture (excuse the horrible lighting. That’s what happens when your hubby’s schedule is changed so he doesn’t get home until 8pm!)
  • Snacks: Wheat thins + string cheese, 2 massive cookies
  • Fitness: REST

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Thursday:

  • Breakfast: Breakfast: 1/4c old fashioned oats, 1c almond milk, 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Lunch: Whole foods hot bar (sweet & sour tofu, brown rice, garlic kale, green beans, beyond meat chicken curry salad, mushrooms)
  • Dinner: Teryaki salmon, brown rice & quinoa, steamed broccoli
  • Snacks: 2 massive cookies + a piece of a Think Thin bar at the expo
  • Fitness: 2 mile walk to/from Expo

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Friday:

  • Breakfast: Breakfast: 1/4c old fashioned oats, 1c almond milk, 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • Lunch: 4 egg whites, 1/2c low fat mozzarella cheese, 1/2 apple sage Field Roast sausage, fresh juice (apple, celery, kale, carrots, cucumber)
  • Dinner: Homemade vegetarian lasagna (lasagna noodles, zucchini, garlic powder + salt, tomato sauce, Uptons’ vegan Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese)
  • Snacks: 2 large cookies
  • Fitness: Light stretching

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Saturday:

Before the race we had our usual pre-run breakfast: 1/4c old fashioned oats (1/2c for Bry), 1c almond milk (whole milk for Bry), 1/2c frozen blueberries, 1/2 scoop protein powder, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon

I started really focusing on my water intake on Monday and made sure I consumed at least 2 of my water bottles a day (50.7oz per bottle).  I was sooo thirsty on Friday and had no appetite I managed to drink 3.5 of them!  Unintentionally Bry and I also ate all vegetarian this week which isn’t usually the case.  Seemed to work though and it was delicious! On Friday I took it veryyyyyyyy easy and iced my knees for 20 minutes during the day since they’ve been giving me problems on my runs lately.  We didn’t run for 6 days before the race (our last training run was Saturday March 9th and was 8 miles long). The cookies aren’t a usual thing either but we bought a 20 pack at Whole Foods as part of last week’s date night and they. were. addictive.  We actually ended up buying another box during the week we were so hooked.  Hey! They seemed to help the fueling 😉 Everyone deserves a treat now and then.

Hope this helps anyone wondering what I did. Obviously I am not an expert.  I only know what worked for me for the one and only half marathon I’ve completed so far.

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