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Pre-Triathlon Chow Down

by Meghann on May 22, 2010

Want to know what my favorite pre-race meal is?



Specifically homemade pizza using Publix pizza dough that can be found in the bakery section.


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Derek and I split the dough in half and made two large pizzas – one for me and one for him. ๐Ÿ™‚


We had a plethora of toppings to choose from.


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My toppings

  • Mushrooms
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Chickpeas
  • Leeks
  • Beets
  • Feta
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil


15 minutes later it was pizza time!



I had 1/2 of my pizza with the rest of the brussel sprouts from last night’s dinner.


Pizza, Pizza


For dessert I had a serving of coffee ice cream with a Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie.



Tomorrow I am racing in my SECOND sprint triathlon! Eekk!!!

Can you believe it was over a year ago that I was competing in my first?


I’ll never forget that race. It was the week after my sister’s accident and I swam, biked, and ran in her honor.



It was one of the most exciting races I’ve ever competed in thanks to the extra support and transitions.


I actually can’t believe I let so much time go between tris – I hope to not let that be the case again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last year my official finish time was 1:36:44.146 This year I am aiming for around 1:30:00. I feel much more prepared this time around and really feel like I can kick some serious booty tomorrow morning. Let’s hope all that training paid off!


All my gear is laid out.



And the alarm has been set! Ready or not, here I come!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

1 Dori May 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Your homemade pziza looks so great! I am craving some of that now. I wish I had Publix so I could get that dough. GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!

2 Mary May 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm

GOOD LUCK tomorrow!!

3 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy May 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Your pizza looks great! Good luck tomorrow! I’m sure you’ll rock it!

4 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) May 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Hooray your Garmin came just in time!! You’ll do great tomorrow–set a new PR!

5 sweetandsweat May 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Mmm pizza!! Have a great time tomorrow! You’ll do great ๐Ÿ™‚

6 Emily May 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Good luck tomorrow! You’ll do great1

7 Sarah May 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Good luck!!!

8 Ibelis May 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Hello I am new to reading your blog and I love it! Good luck tomorrow!

9 Jenny May 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Good luck tomorrow! You’ve got some yummy race fuel in you!:)

10 Julia May 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I can’t wait to see you defeat your new goal of 1:30:00! Best of luck to you!



11 missyrayn May 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Woo hoo! I love the thrill of a race so I can’t wait to read your recap.

12 Brynne May 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Good luck tomorrow Meghann! I’m sure you’ll be amazing :0)

13 Erin May 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I just got home from a graduation party where the pizza smelled AMAZING–I was kicking myself for eating dinner before going!

14 ida May 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Good luck tomorrow! i’m sure you’ll PR. Is that your new garmin in the last photo? what a great way to break it in:)

15 Hayley May 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm

You’ll do great tomorrow. Especially after that pizza- YUM.

16 Evan Thomas May 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I can’t wait to make pizza with gluten free crust on Monday night. Now you have me MORE excited!!
And you’re going to do great tomorrow!

17 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Ohhh now I really wanna do a tri, I loved your recap from last year. Pizza looks gooood!

18 Emilyeatsclean May 23, 2010 at 12:47 am

My homemeade pizza today looked very similar to yours and it was totally yummy too!! Good luck tomorrow!


19 Triathlon training May 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

Did you notice how you felt after having that type of meal the night before race day? I have only done one triathlon and had pasta the night before but I didn’t sleep very well. Your pizza looked awesome and I just wanted to know if you thought it was a good idea to eat like that pre race day. Thanks

20 Marina May 23, 2010 at 1:53 am

I love making pizza, I usually over-load on toppings ๐Ÿ˜€
Good luck with the race! I’m sure you’ll do amazing, with that great attitude!

21 britchickruns May 23, 2010 at 2:58 am

Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you ๐Ÿ™‚
And anyway, you’re bound to do well- you fueled up with that pizza, and said pizza looks SO GOOD!

22 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) May 23, 2010 at 5:37 am

Pizza is one of my favorite pre-anything meals, LOL. That looks great, love the chickpeas!

Good luck in the race ๐Ÿ™‚


23 Sarah May 23, 2010 at 6:43 am

If I were a betting girl, I would bet that you’re going to make your time goal. Go, Meghann!

24 Julie @ Pickley Pear May 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

Wow that pizza looks amazing! Artichokes are my favorite, on anything! GOOD LUCK TODAY! Can’t wait to hear about it.

25 theprocessofhealing May 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

You’re going to ROCK it girl! Good luck!

26 Samantha Angela @Bikini Birthday May 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

Good Luck! You’ll rock that race!

27 hundredtenpounds May 23, 2010 at 11:24 am

That pizza looks delicious!!

Good luck on your race!

28 rebecca lustig May 23, 2010 at 11:52 am

I never thought to put beets on a pizza!!

good luck with the race ๐Ÿ™‚

29 hungryforbalance May 24, 2010 at 11:54 am

Hope the race goes well! Good luck and have fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

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