I’ve got a 70.3 on Sunday, so I thought I would try to document my experience carb loading, and invite people to post their experiences here (rather than the existing threads on carb loading that approach it from different angles).
So far today I’ve had 1 cup (dry) oatmeal with blackberries and honey for breakfast, then two large baked potatoes for lunch, and since it’s a Friday at a tech company I also had 3 donuts and a big slice of cake. For dinner I had a 12oz tub of Medjool dates and about three quarters of a box of Ezekiel cereal. I just couldn’t get through the last bowl.
Normally I eat oatmeal with peanut butter, I was surprised when I finished the oatmeal I felt like I could have another bowl no problem. Two baked potatoes was fine. The donuts and cake, on the other hand, felt like “too much” very quickly. The Ezekiel cereal was just a grind (and a crunch). I think I’d like to find other options next time.
Tomorrow the goal is to hit the oatmeal, dates, and some of the Ezekiel cereal again for a huge breakfast, plus some sweet potatoes and more Ezekiel cereal for lunch - aiming to be done with my carb loading in time for a small, protein-rich dinner. I don’t know if I’m going to hit 1000g of carbs, but it will be a lot, at least.
I’ll edit this post as I go through the weekend (hopefully knocking back everything I planned to) and then add another comment after the race on how it went.