Doctor’s Orders-Racing tips from your team “Doctor”

By sterry on October 20th, 2011

What the what? It’s already Thursday and I forgot to write my tips this week! Sorry gang I was busy “diagnosing” my “patients” and “writing them prescriptions for HGH!” I mean antibiotics, I don’t even know where a person would get HGH.  But back to business, one Hannah Moore asked “Is it possible to eat too much peanut butter on race day?”

A good question Hannah! We all know that Cross racers love their Peanut Butter (or PB as they call it around the team tents) and consume it on waffles, the traditional PB&J or just spoon it straight out of the jar that they keep in the back pocket of their jersey.  But can you eat too much? The short answer to your question is no.  The long scientific answer is “no it’s nearly impossible”  You see PB is actually so delicious and packed full of energy that you can eat as much as you want with almost no side affects. The only thing to be careful of is eating so much that your body slowly starts replacing your blood cells with PB molecules.  But current estimates say that you would have to be eating about 12 16.5 ounces jars an hr for that to happen. So I think you’ll be safe. That’s it for this week, see you at the race on Sunday!

-Doctor Dave Sherry, Doctor of Medical Medicine.

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