My next Half Marathon is fast approaching and as per usual I’m following my 6 Day Countdown Guide To Race Preparation to get me ready for Sunday morning!
I recently expanded on one of the days tasks – Hydration – in a post sharing my thoughts for running, training and post exercise so next I thought I would share some of my favourite and fail safe breakfasts for race day (…oh and not just race day… like, any day!)
Avocado On Toast
- 2 slices bread of choice
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1/2 lemon
- black pepper
- chilli flakes
Optional sides / toppings: chorizo, smoked salmon or streaky bacon
Simple As: toast the bread until golden and crispy on both sides; whilst you’re doing that peel and de-stone your avocado. you can either smash it in a bowl by hand or sometimes I use a stick (hand held) mixer. Season your smashed avocado with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and a dash of black pepper. Spread your smashed avocado over your toast and sprinkle on chilli flakes. Add bacon, chorizo or smoked salmon if you’re having it!
Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs & Avocado
- 2 eggs
- 2tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 avocado
- 150g – 200g smoked salmon
…with a side of toast?!
(optional) 2 slices of bread
Simple As: add coconut oil to frying pan and heat gently till melted. Add almond milk to eggs and whisk with fork then season with salt & pepper. Pour eggs into frying pan and stir continuously until cooked to desired dryness (haha! I like mine really dry!!). Add eggs to plate, along with smoked salmon and 1/2 avocado sliced or diced! Serve with High Protein Bread to help keep you fuller for longer!
Pimped Up Porridge
- 50g jumbo rolled oats
- 270ml almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate whey protein (or vegan alternative)
- a generous drizzle of sugar free Chocolate Syrup
- 1 tbsp Almond Butter
- Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
Optional toppings: any fruit you have in the fridge!
Simple As: Add oats to bowl, and add milk. Heat up as per instructions (usually 3 mins in the microwave for mine!). Once done, stir in protein powder until perfectly smooth again (add a little more milk if needed at this point). Dollop on your nut butter, sprinkle on your cacao nibs and then (if you can be bothered and / or need a pic for IG) arrange your beautifully sliced fruit on top!
…it’s all literally, simple as! …I use these recipes regularly throughout the week so then I can make them on auto pilot! It’s also the best idea to test out your breakfast before race day. As with kit, don’t try anything new on race morning.
Try and wake up with enough time to eat your breakfast and then allow it to digest a little. I’m lucky in that I can literally eat on the start line and feel fine!
There are so many other options out there too so if you have any firm favourites please share them with me in the comments below!
If you’re running this weekend, GOOD LUCK & ENJOY!!
See you on the start line!