Post-Race Meals

I should have titled this “Post-Race Grazing” because that’s a more accurate description of my how I ate after the half marathon on Sunday. A few different factors came into play:

1) Even though the race started so early, by the time everyone finished and we got back to the hotel it was 11 a.m. and I wanted breakfast. But I also wanted lunch soon after (you’ll see).
2) Immediately driving 4 hours after a race requires food to prevent falling asleep at the wheel.
3) My body was not prepared to run 13.1 miles and, therefore, I was beyond hungry. I think during marathon training my body adjusted to the long runs and the “runger” wasn’t always so intense.

Thanks, Jenn for the link-up!

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Immediately after the race I ate a banana and almond butter. I licked that squeeze pack clean.

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When we got back to the hotel I had breakfast. 2 bowls of oatmeal with (more) almond butter and berries.

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Followed by a bowl of grapes (eaten out of the same dirty oatmeal bowl).

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Then, two hours later, I ate everything on this plate (chicken, sweet potatoes, quinoa salad, zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash) except the chicken. I decided to save the chicken as a snack for the drive back to Miami. Yes, I know that’s weird. My mom brought so much delicious food from home and my stomach was very happy.

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Not my typical road trip snack

 

The very necessary kombucha and an un-pictured apple mid-drive.

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We drove straight to Whole Foods to hit up the salad bar for dinner. I got a salad with avocado, random vegetables, a sweet potato and watermelon.

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I ended out a very long day with some spoonfuls of peanut butter and an apple.

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Lots of good food to refuel. But, as I predicted, I was even hungrier the day after the race. No complaints :)

How many servings of fruit do you have per day? What’s your favorite? 

What’s your go-to snack for long car rides?

Comments

  1. Liv @ Healthy Liv says

    I’ve been loving having a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter every day, too :) My go-to road trip snacks are apples and popcorn. I love popcorn since you can eat a lot if it when you’re feeling snacky :)
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  2. Emily @ Sweets and Beets says

    Such a good food day… post-race, you’re entitled! :) I can’t believe you drove 4 hours after the race .. I know you’re a seasoned professional and all, but after my half marathon I just wanted to sit on the couch! Haha. I ended up having my parents take me to brunch, then getting iced coffee (and WATERRR!) with a friend. :)

    • says

      Trust me I did NOT want to be in a car for 4 hours after the race. I did have two hours to be lazy before the ride but I wanted more time. YES, I drank so much water on Sunday…not good for a long car ride!

  3. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says

    My whole foods sucks….they never have sweet potatoes….they really only have the same few things…every time….. :'(
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    • says

      My Whole Foods has the same stuff on repeat too. Occasionally they’ll have a really good quinoa salad or sweet potatoes and I go crazy on those.

  4. Lauren says

    I ALWAYS pack those Justin’s squeeze packs to have with a banana and bagel before a race when I’m travelling!
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