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Old 04-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
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Spartan race Saturday

Have a spartan sprint race Saturday. 3 to 5 miles with 15 obstacles. I would like some advice on eating up until then and exercising/working out prior to the event. As in should I work out the day before? Should I get in the hot tub the night before? What should Eat the night before? Unfortunately my wife is made plans for us to go to a Japanese steakhouse and the comedy club the night before. I assume avoid all beer? Lastly what should I eat the morning of? I plan on having a GNC protein lean shake and banana and granola bar and also I have an energy gel to take thoughts?


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What is the timing between breakfast the day of -> Race.

I wouldn't workout the day before, best if you are fresh and not in repair mode. Not sure about the hot tub... but I could see that helping by loosening you up.

I don't think beer consumption the night before will do much damage (given its one or two) but I'd abstain just in case.

Stick with a big steak & veggies / rice at the steakhouse
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What is the timing between breakfast the day of -> Race.

I wouldn't workout the day before, best if you are fresh and not in repair mode. Not sure about the hot tub... but I could see that helping by loosening you up.

I don't think beer consumption the night before will do much damage (given its one or two) but I'd abstain just in case.

Stick with a big steak & veggies / rice at the steakhouse
That is exactly what I was thinking. My group takes off at 11. I am nervous because these events change every year. It is not determined like a 5k. In a 5k you know exactly what you have to do.
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I wouldn't change much. Some carbs the night before and lots of water. I wouldn't workout the day before. Be fresh.
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Well if you have 3 hours or more between breakfast and the race, go for a solid breakfast of something like eggs, bacon, hashbrowns/toast. By race time it shouldn't make you feel bloated, and will give you energy throughout.

My pre-game meal for hockey playoffs was spaghetti & meat sauce 4 hours before, with a scoop of pre-workout powder 30 minutes before. Worked like a charm

If not, your shake, banana & granola idea is good. You don't want to be running on a full stomach.

Drink lots of fluids the day before / day of.
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When I played competitive golf, if I had early tournaments (anything with a tee time prior to 8am), I'd go with banana, muffins (or some kind of basic carb), and a protein shake. You can add in some kind of energizing item (coffee for example) but I always avoided those as caffeine and golf don't really go well together.
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When I played competitive golf, if I had early tournaments (anything with a tee time prior to 8am), I'd go with banana, muffins (or some kind of basic carb), and a protein shake. You can add in some kind of energizing item (coffee for example) but I always avoided those as caffeine and golf don't really go well together.
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You need 3-4 hours for a meal of solid food to digest enough that it can supply you with energy + not give you an upset stomach from the running.

With the large steak meal the night before, paired with either a full breakfast 3-4 hours before... or a granola bar & banana + water 1-2 hours before... you should be completely fine.

if protein shakes don't upset your stomach / make you feel bloated then go for that as well.
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When I played competitive golf, if I had early tournaments (anything with a tee time prior to 8am), I'd go with banana, muffins (or some kind of basic carb), and a protein shake. You can add in some kind of energizing item (coffee for example) but I always avoided those as caffeine and golf don't really go well together.
Compares golf to spartan race lol
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beer & golf go very well together
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Compares golf to spartan race lol
Competitive golf though. Dont forget that part. He wonders why he gets some much **** on these forums. Go buy a purse!
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When I played competitive halo, if I had early tournaments (anything with a meet time prior to 8am), I'd go with banana, muffins (or some kind of basic carb), and a protein shake. You can add in some kind of energizing item (coffee for example) but I always avoided those as caffeine and halo don't really go well together.
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Competitive golf though. Dont forget that part. He wonders why he gets some much **** on these forums. Go buy a purse!
I'm going to a competitive bowling tournament. Any tips?
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Compares golf to spartan race lol
The moral of the story was around eating early and getting long-lasting energy.
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Competitive golf though. Dont forget that part. He wonders why he gets some much **** on these forums. Go buy a purse!
I get sh*t on this forum because people are d1cks online and insist on pissing contents and stroking their E-go (electronic ego for those who wouldn't get the reference).

If you ask me, there are FARRRR too many guys on here trying to demonstrate how badass they are.. which tells me they've got napoleon complexes (or maybe just small d1cks).
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chase we are discussing nutrition strategy to ensure the body performs at its peak ability / endurance for a very taxing race

golf requires neither of these things. It is a technical sport, not a physically demanding one. Therefore irrelevant, and hence why we are chuckling
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chase we are discussing nutrition strategy to ensure the body performs at its peak ability / endurance for a very taxing race

golf requires neither of these things. It is a technical sport, not a physically demanding one. Therefore irrelevant, and hence why we are chuckling
Hey that's perfectly fair and I appreciate you delivering that in a reasonable fashion.

It just amazes me (especially in the health & fitness subforum) how d1ckheaded far too many people are towards others..
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its easier and funnier to just insult haha I definitely lol'd at his purse comment

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