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Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:59 am
by tomforster
Good morning all :)

Next weekend i will be doing a small triathlon, i'm pretty prepared, but the food i eat is pretty dirty, i'd like to have quite a clean meal plan for the week leading up to it, does anybody have any ideas what I could eat to prepare me best for it?

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:08 am
by rattus
Chips, beer and half a bottle of Jacky Dee's was good for me (but I always came last).

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:11 am
by tomforster
[quote="rattus"]Chips, beer and half a bottle of Jacky Dee's was good for me (but I always came last).


are you psychic!?? That is literally my staple diet! hahaha, thought i'd try a bit of variation and to clean up for this though!

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:46 pm
by rattus
Ha ha ha!!!! :D

Perhaps stick with what you've got but give the Jacky Dees a miss the night before!!!!

What distances is the tri and is it pool based?

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:04 pm
by tomforster
[quote="rattus"]Ha ha ha!!!! :D

Perhaps stick with what you've got but give the Jacky Dees a miss the night before!!!!

What distances is the tri and is it pool based?


Definitely JD the night after though yeah?? :D


Not sure about the distance of the swim but its 16 lengths, 21k bike ride and then a 5k sprint. it might not sound a lot to some people but i am gonna die doing this hahaha

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:53 pm
by xrodolfox
I eat a lot of fresh raw greens and salads leading up to races.

However, the week leading up to the race isn't as important as the month before. You can't really go wrong the week before.

The night before it is just best to stick to a routine. Some folks don't eat, and that works for them. I eat a lot the night before abs then a oatmeal breakfast 3 hours before the race.
That's my routine.
You have to find your own.

Re: Triathlon Meal plan

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:37 pm
by ColleenE
I think after the triathlon would be the best time to start changing your diet, but the week before might be risky experimenting too much. I would recommend eating a moderate amount of foods that will give you energy that day (But not too much, you're doing a sprint, not an Ironman). So sweet potatoes, oatmeal, white potatoes, squash, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth. Since you're not used to lots of veg I would not recommend eating too much fibrous stuff this week. Have the above with some lean protein.
Sample day:
Brkfst: oatmeal with almond milk and banana
Lunch: Baked potato with stir-fried tofu
Snack: almonds or walnuts, fresh fruit
Dinner: Quinoa with blackbeans and roasted squash drizzled with olive oil.