Marathon Dreamcakes

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Four hours prior to toe-the-marathon-line time I’m generally zonked out; yet capitalizing on the 3+hour pre-race digestion window to top off any glycogen depleted between a carb-rich but light dinner and gun-time can mean the difference between bonking or a PR.  To nurse in just the right mount of carbs, I’ve developed a Marathon Dreamcake recipe. It has proven to get me out of the gates feeling frisky and keep my little tail moving for 26.2.  Try them for yourself on a long training run and then race.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 c oat flour
  • ¼ c ground chia seeds
  • ¼ c whole chia seeds
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 ½ c cooked jasmine rice
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 T coconut milk
  • 2 T coconut oil

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Mix all ingredients and cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned.  Allow to cool, package them up, and refrigerate until you’re ready to pack them in your race bag.

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On the eve of your race set two alarms, one a fuel alarm 3:30 – 4 hours pre-race start and one to actually get you up.  Place your Dreamcakes in a container, some water and your alarm right beside your bed or beside your pillow if you’re not a thrasher.  Sleep well and dream of a well-fueled, fast cruising speed.  At the sound of the alarm, quickly unarm it.  If you need to use the loo, do, but if not just reach in, grab a cake or two and chew.  Keep dreaming…But don’t choke.  I eat about 3-5 ounces worth or two small cakes and chase them with some water.  I pretty easily fall back asleep until alarm no.2.  At the start, I feel perfectly fueled and have had no gut issues running three marathons with Dreamcakes as my pre-race fuel.

Sweet dreams!

P.S. They also make a pretty sweet breakfast anytime.  You don’t have to be a marathoner to enjoy these badboys.  They’re way healthy!

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