Originally Posted by toro618
I would definately eat some carb the night before, and I would substitude some of the pasta with atleast one baked potato for potassium. I would also eat a banana before the race, and even one cliff bar.
I have not read this entire thread so don't know if your race is an enduro or a hare scramble. If it's an enduro, I would definately eat a banana during each fuel stop. And ofcourse hydration goes without saying, but drink often...don't wait untill you're thirsty to drink because for some that already means dehydration.
Bananas have been on my list of items to eat whenever I race. From what I'm reading on other endurance athletes, who are on the paleo\Primal diets, they seem to stick with their standard meals before events. I'm going to give that a whirl (big salad & steak the night before). I'll cook up a healthy dose of eggs & whatnot for breakfast as well.
Here's one of the better resources I've found for info: http://www.livingpaleo.com/guest/Gre...rformance.html