This whole “eat a lot of carbs” thing is starting to get confusing. They say eat good carbs (60% of your daily calorie intake), but avoid fiberful foods. To me a good carb usually has fiber in it. Am I way off?
In a post many many months ago I mentioned how I’ve been like the basketball player that wears the same socks at every game because I eat the same kind of pizza (BBQ Chicken) every Friday before a long run. The pizza has a thick white crust (white crust =bad?). Along with that I’ve been buying RiceWorks chips with sea salt. So far this meal seems to be cutting it, but I wonder as I’m out there for longer and loonngger if I should be making an adjustment, trying to get in more carbs.
For breakfast it’s been peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat toast with a banana. That toast has 3 grams of fiber per slice. I guess that’s not too bad.
What do you eat before a long run?
How long before a long run do you pay attention to your carbs? twenty-four hours before? 12 hours?
I’m very curious. I had asked this on Twitter a couple of weeks ago and didn’t get much response. One person said he didn’t make any changes because he already ate a diet high in carbohydrates. Another said that she trys to get in more salt. I realize there’s really no magic formula, we’re all unique with our needs. But it helps to read what others experience.
This week I’m going to be psyching myself up for a whopping 18 miles. It’s going to take me somewhere just under three and a half hours. That’s kinda freaky to think about. So usually I just don’t think about it, and just do it.