I'm going to my first race of the year on Sunday, it's the 10K at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. I'll be staying with my mum the night before, and the other day she emailed me with: "What do you like for breakfast on running days? I know I used to know, but I forgot".
Hmmm I thought. OK, I'll 'fess up: "Peanut butter with blackberry jelly on a plain bagel"! *
My mum was not phased (she is enjoying being retired and doesn't sweat the small stuff) but I felt a bit embarrassed, so I told her it was a superstition thing (so then felt even more embarrassed). And then I ate said breakfast before my 17 miler this week, and it made me feel a bit queasy actually. But I had a great run
But anyway, the point is that I've eaten that combo for my most recent half-marathon, and for Beachy Head, and I seemed to do well on it, so I don't want to rock the boat. But for a 10K?? I have no idea as this will be my first 10K race! I'm actually quite used to running 10K before breakfast...
Is anyone else as paranoid as me? What would you eat before a 10K race?
*Not as pictured!