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Hey guys, whilst injured something that's really interested me is sports nutrition and I've been learning all about it. A few gaps in my knowledge though.
I understand glycogen, glucose, high GI/low GI etc, simple and complex carbs... to an extent. So how do I translate this into the ultimate pre-race breakfast has been on my mind for ages. I run mainly 10k races, sometimes half marathons. Before my injury (undiagnosed long-term shin pain which is currently being treated), I didn't tend to fuss too much about what I had, usually bananas and malt loaf.
So, if I need to replenish my glycogen stores quickly, but also have a complex carbohydrate so I have a supply of energy rather than a short boost, I was thinking of porridge with honey, so that you get a mix of both simple and complex sugars. I usually have peanut butter in it when I have it too, so that it lowers the GI and stops it giving too much of a sudden boost. I usually wake about 2.5 hours before a race, and with my bananas and malt loaf I never really had a problem with digestion.
Any thoughts on this? Anyone explain this whole system to me in more detail?
Thanks in advance...