This morning Rick and I ran the 3M Half Marathon Relay. I was a little apprehensive about how I might feel considering I have been eating strictly Paleo the last 3 weeks. I’ve never been a big pre-race “carb loader” unless I was forced to during Cross Country; so I wasn’t too worried about my usual Central Market pre-race Cobb salad dinner (w/o Ranch and feta). I was more worried about my body not having as much stored glycogen as it may have had if I were not eating Paleo. However, it was only 6.7 miles; so it’s not like I needed that much gas in my tank.
My old pre-race breakfast consists of: toast with peanut butter, 1/2 banana, sometimes 1/2 cliff bar (if the race is longer than 80min)
My Paleo Pre-race breakfast: Since I wasn’t running until what was supposed to be 7:40ish I packed a banana sliced in half with almond butter between the layers in foil and an apple larabar in case I got hungry. Well, since the race got pushed back an hour, I was glad to have the larabar. I ate the whole banana and half the larabar. Surprisingly, this was enough to not make my stomach rumble while I ran…thank goodness. I think I may have discovered a new pre-race breakfast.
Here’s the “momentous occasion” for me. After races, I usually “reward” myself with either delicious pancakes from Austin Java, homefries, carbs, carbs, carbs. This morning I rewarded myself with a straight up delicious Paleo Post-race breakfast; compliments of Austin Java.
I warmed up 1 mile easy before Rick got to the relay exchange point.
Mile 1: 7:17
Mile 2: 7:00
Mile 3: 7:06
Mile 4: 7:07
Mile 5: 7:12
Mile 6: 7:03
.76 of Mile: 5:09
Goooooo…Team Rehm Train.