You can have all the intention in the world to stick to your nutrition plan but if you’re not feeling the love for your chosen flavour on race day then your body and muscles won’t be thanking you for not giving it fuel. Sweet foods tend to be high in sugar equating to higher carbohydrate content, however if savoury options appeal to the tastebuds then don’t be afraid get on board with the bacon sandwiches. White bread is a great option for fast fuel, as is pizza or baked potatoes!
Tip: Read our article on How to Select Fuel for Training & Race Day for race day food ideas.
In events over 2 hours protein begins to play an important role, this is where adding protein into your race day nutrition plan can be a real game changer, particularly in staged events and to support fast recovery. There are a number of good options to incorporate protein into your race day nutrition, including the PURE Endurance Hydration drink range and bars/food that are high in carbohydrates but also offer protein. Check the nutritional panel of your food to better understand what it offers.
Tip: Read our article on The Benefits of Protein for Exercise Nutrition