By Laura Conley
Laura's eating routine before a 10K or half marathon race is just that...a ROUTINE!
I eat exactly half a cup of cheerios cereal with half a cup of Honey bunches of Oats with 2tbs cottage cheese and peach yogurt mixed with milk. I also slice up one banana on top and strawberries or peaches if they are in season. Then I have a cup of black coffee and a cup of green tea along with it.
About an hour before my race I drink Tri-phase and load my pockets with chia surge. Now I know many people want the benefits of Chia, but don't know how to consume it during a race... Chia energy gel is by far the BEST way to eat on the run. The gel is not very thick so it goes down easily and doesn't choke you like some thick gummy candy. The best part is that it absorbs rapidly with without stomach discomfort. With this pre-race meal and during race nutrition, I am set to run my best and win!!!