When I tell people I am training for a marathon, they often say to me, “I could maybe run 20 feet” as my Warrior In Pink teammate Sam Schuerman said or “I bet you eat whatever you want?” I pretty much do eat whatever I want lately. My body needs it. While I still prefer to be the salad and macaron type girl, I have been eating more rice, noodles and bread lately to keep up my energy.
I shared earlier in the week what my marathon training diet included this past weekend after running 18 miles. I got the idea because a couple of weeks ago my videographer and I shot a What I Eat In A Day video featuring my marathon diet. This one includes a bit more alcohol and cookies. It is finally live and here for you to watch!
Like I said earlier in the week, I do not eat this way Monday through Friday but on Saturdays when I finish my long runs, I do kinda let myself eat whatever my heart desires or my body craves. This often includes more sugar than a dietitian would recommend but isn’t that why I’m training to run a marathon?
For an actual nutrition guide on what runner’s should eat from someone who knows what the heck they are talking about, check out this e-book Nutrition for Runners from my friend Anne of Fannetastic Food.