Raceday Nutrition

Hmmm... What should I eat before this race? 

It's a thought that runs through all of our heads before a race. Let's break it down...

Before a 5k

  • Keep it super small
  • Give yourself enough time to digest. We're all different, and different foods digest differently so this takes a bit of experience.
  • You won't need much, and if the race is early enough, then butterflies for breakfast might be all you need to get through a quick 25-35 minute 5k. If you decide to eat here are a few options:
  1. protein meal: 2 eggs
  2. carbohydrate meal: 1 apple
  3. mixed meal: protein shake with 1/2 banana or berries, 1/2 apple & almond butter, or 10-15 almonds & 1/2 cup blueberries

Before an obstacle course run

  • The longer the run, the more you'll need to eat, and the longer you'll need to digest.
    1. Shannon's Preworkout Drink (Vegan) (1 hour prior)
      • Arbonne Vegan Protein Shake - Muscle preservation and recovery 
      • Almond Milk - vitamins and minerals
      • 1/2 Banana - fast-digesting carbohydrates
      • 1 T almond butter - healthy, slow-digesting fats
      • 1 T flax or chia seeds - Omega 3's
      • Cinnamon - digestion support
      • ice - because she's super cool
    2. Shane's Pre-Spartan Meal (3 hours prior)
      1. Maximum Vibrance Shake
      2. CSN Chocolate Protein Shake
    3. Balanced Meal (90 minutes prior)
      1. 2 Organic Cage-free Whole Eggs
      2. 4 Organic Cage-free Egg Whites
      3. 1/2 Cup Peppers and Onions
      4. 1 Serving Fruit (1 Apple, 1 Banana, 1 Cup Berries)

Because you're all Nex Level Olympians, you should know that the Olympic Games take anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. Plan your pre-race meal accordingly!