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Best meal to eat?(6 posts)

Best meal to eat?montejr
Aug 2, 2002 12:40 PM
What is the best thing I can eat for dinner tonight and for breakfast tomorrow morning? I am planning on riding my first century of the season and hope to be plenty energized for it.

Thanks and cheers,
pasta tonight, bagels tomorrow...nmmr_spin
Aug 2, 2002 12:49 PM
Carbo load tonightPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 2, 2002 12:58 PM
Carbo loading today is important. But also make sure to keep your meal balanced. Then tomorrow its better to eat higher fat foods as they tend to give you more energy.

Its a bad time to experiment with what you eat though so pasta tonight and bagels tomorrow is a smart move since everyone gets along with these. I know friends who mountain bike race and eat mcdonalds or other fast food which is super high in fat which prevents them from bonking. I'm not sure if its the same with a century though which is at the lower end of the aerobic spectrum and not even close to anaerobic when paced. Its something you might want to try on one of your longer rides before your next century.

Have fun tomorrow! Ride smart and have fun!

Mac'n'cheese tonight, grits and egg tomorrow, except ...Humma Hah
Aug 2, 2002 1:52 PM
... don't eat ANYTHING you're not familiar with before a big ride. If it doesn't agree with you, you'll be miserable.

Don't overeat -- too many carbs may give you gas.

I like mac'n'cheese with some ground beef because it has balanced carbs, protein, and fat (I use the low-fat Kraft recipe with no butter added).

The hominy grits are an old southern secret. They positively turbocharge me for about 50 miles. Nice slow-burning fuel that stays with you.
re: Best meal to eat?rbb
Aug 6, 2002 5:54 AM
For the health conscience people out there......
The morning of a ride or race I usually eat a bowl of cereal(some sort of shredded wheat or similar), a granola bar of some sort, and then I make a frozen pizza(ellios,mama celeste). I usually wash it all down with a big glass of orange juice. May sound weird to some, but it works(has been) quite well for me. Take care
Cheetos! yes, really nmDougSloan
Aug 6, 2002 6:55 AM