TESTING PRE and POST TRAINING FOOD
I think it is always important to have more than one option to not get bored and also to investigate if there are new food which work better In this case i made a milk based mochi using potato starch, (little bit different from usual japanese mochi made with sweet glutinous rice flour) could be a good pre race meal, considering the slow release of starch in ultramarathons for example provide energy over a longer period of time. Or can be a great source of carbs to be combined during cycling or ironman races. And more important they prevent a spike in glucose and insulin. Of course may be just as good as carbs at replenishing glycogen in the muscles after exercise with a smoother delivery. Maybe better?! To add some additional proteins a part the milk you can try it with red beans sauce (Oshikuro) or just use your imagination and try it with fresh cheese, greek yogurt, peanuts butter or lean proteins.
here the recipe https://tastingdiary.wordpress.com/2022/05/28/milk-based-mochi/