Nutrition Advice Requested - Rough Weekend Coming Up
I've been Primal since mid-December 2011, so I'm kind of a newbie to this. I'm needing some nutritional advice for an athletic "event" coming up next (not this) weekend.
I practice a traditional form of Japanese karate, and twice a year we do "Special Training". Special Training is basically a bunch of hard practices ([B]not[/B] classes, [B]not[/B] seminars) over the weekend. The Winter Special Training will include 12, 1.5 to 2.5-hour practices in about 40 hours. This will be my 15th such experience...ouch.
In addition to the regular karate training, I've been doing the PB training for a month now and it feels great. Sounds crazy but I love the weekly sprints!
Anyway, even though I expect to be tired during and after this training, I'd like to use the Primal Blueprint to get through it better than I have in the past.
Besides hydration, what would you recommend for me to eat:
[LIST][*]Before I get there[*]After each practice[*]Before each practice[*]Other considerations[/LIST]
I know quite well what I'm going to eat when we're done and on the way home! A big ol' steak and a salad...!
Thanks in advance for your help!
"Rough weekend" was right!
Well, the diet worked - up to a point.
On Saturday, after the 5th workout, the whole group went out for lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Although I tried to stick to things that I thought would be the least un-Primal, I was still nauseated after the lunch, and "lost it" during the next workout. Every time I tried to eat or drink after that, I couldn't keep it down. I'm sure I kept some water in my system, since I sipped it every time I could get up the energy to sit up and didn't end up in the hospital with a case of dehydration.
Thus, I ended up doing the next 5 workouts (some 7.5 hours of effort in about 23 hours) without significant food. I felt like crap but made it all the way through. Now [I]that's[/I] a sample of IFF!
All I can say now is "Thanks Grok!" for a body that doesn't depend on sugar for continuous energy.
P.S. The omelette I had when I got home was awesome! :D