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Modified 5:2 version

by juliusi on 19 May 2013, 07:38

6 days to race day and as usual when I prepare for an important and above all long race I go through some preparation rituals and one of this is related on how I eat in the 6 days before the race.
What I usually do is to reduce carbs almost to zero for the first 3 days so to deplete completely my glycogen storage and then in the last 3 days eat most of my food rich in carbs. The effect of the reduction gives, when returning to eat carbs, a higher prcentage of storage of carbs which I really need for such a long race. This is a theory that exists for a long time even if there are some who say that it doesn't bring any major advantage compared to eating normally. I always did so and my body responded well on race day so no harm in doing it.
Made this chioce, my 5:2 week will be of course a bit different.
First I thought that I will skip the second fast of the week, since it falls on a Thursday and it is very close to race day.
Secondly I wil have a semi fast today Sunday (maybe around 1500cals most of which protein), a fast as usual on Monday (and my 600 cals will be of protein ony) and then another semi fast on Tuesday (around 1500 cals of mainly proteins).
The second part of the week I will eat normally (TDEE) but with lots of carbs and bananas (potassium) and water, water, water.
I think this way I will still have my weekly calories as on a normal 5:2 week and still keeping my pre race routine.
Today I woke up very early and went out at 5am for my Sunday run. Did 21km this morning and now I am ready to go out for a stroll on the beach with the family.
Wish everyone a great Sunday.
J

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