Olympic-Distance Triathlon

What to eat before your triathlon

Oatmeal

Oatmeal     Photo: Nate Steiner/Flickr

On the Menu: One cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup skim milk and three tablespoons each of raisins and brown sugar three hours before the start.

In the Tank: 375 calories, 11.5 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 80 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fiber.

Here's Why: It might not seem like many calories for a tri, but you'll be refueling during the race. The fiber in oatmeal will help slow digestion, and carbs in the raisins and brown sugar will fuel muscles through all three events.

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