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Pre-race meal: breakfast, for dinner

Pre-race meal: breakfast dinnerThe morning of a race, I keep things simple – I mean a Clif Bar and a banana simple. I don’t even mess around with coffee.

The night before though, instead of a heaping bowl of pasta, I fill up on what might typically seem like breakfast food, for dinner. Some of my choices include:

  • Whole wheat pancakes with fresh blueberries and bananas
  • Veggie omelets with sour cream and salsa
  • Savory oats with cheese, vegetables, and a protein.

My favorite breakfast for dinner meal is a few thick slices of bread with hummus, avocado, and hemp seeds and a dash of hot sauce.

It’s the perfect blend of carbs, protein, and healthy fats.

The avocado is full of healthy monounsaturated fats. The hummus provides protein and fiber, although if you’re looking for a little bit more protein feel free to add some meat or eggs to the mix. And the hemp seeds offer omega-3 and omega 6 fatty acids, which promote cardio-vascular health, reduce inflammation, increase energy, and help in rapid recovery from injury.

This meal tends to be filling but doesn’t weigh me down, which is really important to me pre-race. Plus, it tends to be pretty benign and gentle on the stomach, important when you’re getting ready to race.

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Written by Lisa Chase.