- Instant oatmeal
- Meal bars--such as Luna Bar, Balance Bar, Power Bar, Clif Bar
- Waffle with peanut butter
- Cereal with milk
I have tried some of these on race mornings. My tummy tolerates all of them well. I think the oatmeal and the bars will be the easiest to pack and store, so that is what I am taking with me.
A useful pre-race breakfast tip is to avoid to much fiber, fat or protein. These can be hard for your
stomach to digest. A good rule of thumb is the 3-1 rule. For every three calories of carbs you eat race morning, eat one calorie of protein. Also, avoid eating anything new on race morning! Make sure you try out your race day breakfast before a training run to make sure you tummy likes it. And make sure to drink plenty of water.
What is your go to race day breakfast?
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