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Obviously spaghetti: It's the Beachy Head pre-marathon recipe!!! πŸ₯£πŸ˜ŠπŸ’₯

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi!

I can see on our Events list that a lot of us are gearing up for races this weekend, and I'm anticipating the Beachy Head Marathon the weekend after - yay!!!! 😊😊😊

There are many things to love about Beachy, not least that they have provided a pre-race recipe on their website!

What's your favourite food the night before a race? Does your event's website have any recipes?

Om nom to you all!

roseabi xxx

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Pizza works for me 😊

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

For my past two events, a slightly unorthodox combination of peppered and smoked mackerel and brown fusilli, with some sort of sauce. I don't eat much fish, my diet is predominantly vegetarian, but it seemed to do the job quite well so maybe it will permanently become my new pre-race meal 😊 I also enjoy a cheese and onion pasty if I'm working late the night before...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

That's interesting, now I come to think of it I don't remember seeing much mention of fish as a pre-race dinner. Seems odd as it's nutritious, and also easily digestible I'd have thought!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Sqkr

I love smoked Mack. They made a smoked Mack past aNd sauce recipe on that beeb prog Eat Well for less last week. The nutritionist made it. Thought it sounded lush

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I have salmon wholewheat pasta with roast vegetables for dinner before race day, Parmesan and fresh basil on top πŸ˜‹. It’s in hand for this Saturday evening πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

More fish! 😊

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

I dont have one, not really that regimented. There are certain things I will avoid such as alcohol.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

Ooh yes, good point!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Interesting! I have an airbnb booked for the Saturday eve as I live a long way from the GSR. I will have access to a kitchen so thought I'd make up some pasta to take along and heat up. I might be spoiled for choice of ideas by the time this thread is done! Other than that, all I've organised is a girls night out on Friday (the last one with this group saw me confined to the couch with dry bread all the following day :D :D :D ). Ooops. At least it's not the Saturday night :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

Careful now 😊

Madge50
Madge50Half Marathon

Ooh that recipe looks nice.....I try to have something like a tray bake, loads of roasted fresh veg, the more variety the better, and perhaps chicken, roasted with the veg, quite simple, but with loads of garlic and herbs too, and lots of hydration.......yum, yum...I picked up a recipe for oat energy/breakfast bars from a running mag supplement - I use them all the time now and make little changes of my own, like adding choc chips, glacΓ© cherries etc.,

Mx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Madge50

I'm getting so hungry reading this!!! I think we should have a recipe challenge 😊

Decker
DeckerModerator

Pizza has worked well for me the night before the last few long runs. Or pasta 🍝

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Pizza ftw 😁

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

You know it!

Lordi
LordiMarathon

Avocado lime parmesan pasta does it for me. I'd add bacon too if I had my way...

Edit - this - thebrookcook.wordpress.com/...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

I am going to try this...

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to Lordi

This sounds delicious.

Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon

I will be eating dusted cod or haddock with veg and a few chips. I am staying at a b&b close to gsr on Saturday night and have access to the kitchen so will be cooking my usual pre run meal. I am a creature of habit!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Hidden

Sounds like a great setup! Good luck xxx

Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thank you! It is very real now 😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Hidden

Gulp!

Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

The nerves are kicking in as I write lists of things to take. Why do I not save a list, that would be handy πŸ˜‚

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Hidden

Haha. Now there's an idea. My 'list' starts whilring round my head as soon as I go to bed each night, it's still spinning when I wake up in the middle of the night, but is gone when I wake up again. That's not progress! On the other hand, making a list now is just toooo real. Not sure I'm quite ready for that :)

Hidden
HiddenHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Oh goodness, I am in the middle of list making as I have too many items passing through my head, glad it is not just me!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

It's better than having it whirling around your head at night though 😊

LittleNell83
LittleNell83Half Marathon

My parents are coming down for the weekend to watch me finish. We are having Italian on Saturday night. I will also have lots of fruit the day before and iron rich veggies (I am disposed to anaemia).

My problem is mornings. My body decided to no longer accept my pre run shakes. Discovered that half way around the Windsor 10km. May go porridge x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to LittleNell83

Ooh, good luck!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I’m in a hotel the night before my marathon but last year I had the baked salmon with pasta

Double porridge for breakfast and I was food to go

This weekend is my half marathon but my meal the night before is salmon pasta again

🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Fish is a winner!

I love to have fish n chips after a marathon, although lately it's been giving me a royal indigestion πŸ€”

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Not surprising if you’ve had all manner of stuff in the way round I was like a dustbin, stuffing everything in, mostly flapjack and choc brownies for 26 Miles ☺️

Red hot fish n chips though. I might get that as an option this year as I hope we are decamping to the nearest pub. It’s by the sea πŸ‘ 🐟 🌊

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Speaking of half marathon weekend, I jogged into town last night to collect my race number etc. I got the official tee shirt but it’s mahoosive. It seems they are just one size It’s white and red 😬. Nah 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Oh well 😊

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

I can’t believe they did that though One size surely don’t fit all πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

If I wore it, and a bit of a breeze blew up, I’d be airborne 🀨

I could perhaps give it to OH, it’s more his size He’d have the brass neck to wear it anorl 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

I had braised lamb shank in red wine with mash the night before my 8K cross country a couple of weeks ago. πŸ—πŸ·πŸ˜‹

Might have been an unconventional choice but I didn’t have any problems on race day so apparently it was ok! 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to David_G

Fabulous! I think most things are OK really, we just get a bit paranoid before race day 😊

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