Three am. Yes, I said three am. That is what time I have to board a bus on Sunday morning for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. On a normal morning, I need a nice caffeine jolt to get me going. On a morning that I have to get up at the time I would normally be going to bed and then run 13.1 miles, I am going to need a major caffeine fix.
My original plan was to eat a bunch of 2x caffeine Clif Bloks. All that I have been reading about arsenic in organic brown rice syrup, the first ingredient in Clif Bloks, has me rethinking my plan. I got a few bottles of 5 Hour Energy and gave it a try. It did not upset my stomach and I did feel decently caffeinated. I plan to drink one about a half hour before the race starts. I also plan to take my beloved Dunkin Donuts coffee with me to make in my room and take with me on the race bus. As a backup, I also have a GU gel in Espresso Love 2x caffeine. I really dislike the texture all gels in general, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
To go along with my prerace caffeine, I also have my prerace meal planned out. Before I leave the Magic Kingdom for the day on Saturday, I am going to get a bagel and a banana from the Main Street Bakery. I am bringing with me a packet of peanut butter. I will eat my bagel on the bus ride to the race and save my banana for in the corral.
What do you use for prerace caffeine or energy? Will you be taking food with you to WDW or will you get it there? When do you plan to eat?
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