6 Breakfast Ideas For Race Day

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What you eat on race day morning is often key to having a good run. Hopefully you’ve practiced eating certain foods and noted their effects on your training runs. A high ratio of carbohydrates to protein and fat is recommended regardless of your taste buds or eating preferences.


Whole wheat bagel with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Add a banana if you need extra calories.

Cold morning

Instant or rolled oatmeal (steel cut may be an uncomfortable amount of fiber) made with milk. Stir in a quarter cup of applesauce and a teaspoon of cinnamon.

Warm morning

Rice pudding with a tablespoon of strawberry jam. Top with a handful of your favorite nuts.


Roasted sweet potato topped with cinnamon and ginger. Add a boiled egg for protein.

Time is on your side

A small stack of pancakes smeared with almond butter and drizzled in honey or maple syrup.

There is only time to run

Grab your favorite sports bar (i.e. Clif, Larabar) and down a glass of orange juice.

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