I recently completed my first sportive of the summer, 52 miles starting at 8am. I am not normally a morning person but I duly got up and had breakfast. I normally just have a bowl of cereal and get off to work as soon as possible. That day I had some rice pudding thinking it would be a bit heavier, then a Kellogg's elevenses bar before the start. Even so after 30miles I was famished. I normally training after work or weekend afternoons. I had a big gulp of water and pushed on rather than stop at a food station and loose time. However, I have 100 and 92 mile events coming up and won't just be able to push through to the end.
Can anyone suggest a good breakfast before sportives for a not normally early riser? Porridge you say? Anything other than porridge?