i'm a big fan of pasta the night before a big ride/race. i usually get/make (depending on whether i eat in or out) mine with meat sauce so i get lots of carbs and protein.drewwski123 said:I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to eat the evening prior to a ride/race? Also, what should you eat just before riding? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Carbo-loading doesn't work for me - just makes me feel full. I'm much better off sticking to regular balanced meals. I do think it's helpful to make sure you're well-hydrated though.crazy said:I'd imagine spagetti would be good. Other pasta and starches too.
You might be able to get more answers on the training forum, unless you are looking for women specific food. Also drink lots of water.
Definitely varies person to person. My husband has trouble eating breakfast in general and has to go with something light. My favorite pre-ride breakfast, on the other hand, is at Slickrock Cafe - poached eggs with mole sauce, with red beans and rice, with a good amount of hot sauce on top. You've gotta know your stomach though!*rt* said:the morning of a race food is a very individual thing. i usually have a protein shake at least 2 hrs before the race and a gu about 30 min before. but each person is different. i would recommend trying different things to see what works best for you.