How long do you wait to digest? and if you were going to do a triathalon, marathon, race ect. what would you eat the night before and the day of your race?
you want to eat light the day of a race...assuming its starting in the am, maybe nothing at all depending on lenght. a couple of hour for digestion...
ultimatly though you'll be best off playing around to see what works best for you
The night before a race I eat whatever I always eat, being careful not to overeat. I prefer to start a race with an empty stomach, so I do not eat anything the morning of the race. Experiment for yourself, and find out what works for you. Sometimes it is best not to be influenced by others. Everyone is different.
In terms of training, I wake up early in the morning to run. Since switching to a HCRV diet, I tried one morning a smoothie with 5 bananas, 5 dates and thai young coconut juice with around 30-45 min before working out and found I felt too full and didn't have a good run. The next day I tried just 2 dates, and I had absolutely no energy at all and it felt worse then eating too much. I suppose I'm just having trouble fine tunning it at the moment. One of the things that I've always heard with a low fat raw vegan diet is the amount of energy and the enhancing althetic performance. I'm sure with all things it takes some time to get to a good point. Unfortunatly I am running in my first triathalon (i'm just doing the run for a friend) in 2 weeks so I don't have much time to develop a good routine (and I've been out of the country for the past 3 months with no time to run so I'm waaaaaaayyy out of it ) so I'm wanting I suppose to find the best fuel that I can digest easily and wont hurt my run but at the same time fuel my run for the long haul. :) Thanks
two bananas and a fig work for me
I have a big cup of OJ about 45 minutes before my runs. I do not feel it at all when running.