Food consumes me pretty much 24/7, I go to bed thinking about what I'll be eating when I get up... So save to say I've been thinking about what to eat today and what I'll eat tomorrow before Spartan, on the trip down to Woop-Woop, on the trip home from Woop-Woop, and what time we'll get to the pub afterwards, oh and what size steak I can possibly hover... Oh my, I'm panicked, do you think they'll have food to eat on the course???
Okay, I digress, let's get down to the nitty gritty.
Load up on healthy complex carbohydrate sources to flood your muscles with glycogen, yes that’s right, LOAD UP, well to the point that you’re comfortable anyway. In case you are wondering, no that is not to the point that you have to undo the top button of your pants. Just saying.
▪ Stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water
▪ Eat the same types of foods that you’ve usually eat, now is not the time to make radical changes to your diet, lets just say if you do, things could get ugly the next day…there are not usually porta-loos on the course…
▪ Avoid alcohol – mental note, tonight is not the night to get on the turps…
▪ Avoid unhealthy trans and saturated fats, sure you might be out on the Spartan course for a few hours tomorrow, but it’s no excuse to chow down on 'dirty' food, that’s deep fried spring rolls, French fries and ‘just a couple’ of biscuits with your tea before bed.. In fact there’s few occasions that call for eating this type of crap.
▪ Consume healthy fats and foods high in potassium; avocado, pan fried salmon; note today is the day to UPSIZE, homemade egg, garlic and olive oil mayo, served on a bed of mashed sweet potatoes.