Asking for my Roller Derby female client who works out 2 times a week for 2 hours and has games each weekend…. Her question is – “Do you carb load before an event? If so, what’s your strategy as far as timing and/or types of carbs (examples of foods)?
How much time before an endurance event would you suggest eating it?
Also, my events are typically in the afternoon/evening so I need suggestions for a good breakfast/lunch as well.
Hello Patty Hartong,
Eating a balanced diet throughout the day is the way to go.
What worked best for me was to have a mixed vegetable pasta salad; that always seemed to keep my energy level above everyone else’s. For breakfast I still prefer my homemade granola with yogurt. There are so many granola recipes…yum. I don’t worry about the timing since we must eat at home; the travel time puts me at the event in about an hour.
If you want detailed information, I would have the client contact a registered dietitian…worth every penny when it is personalized.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.