Marathon training meals suggestions
October 15, 2010 6:45 PM Subscribe
Help me with my eating problems as I train for my marathon. Please share your advice for daily meals and snacks so I can male it to and through my race.
posted by scunning to health & fitness (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I began training for my first marathon back in late may. Spent the summer doing p90x, then transitioned to only running back at the start of august. So far so good. I ran my first 10k on labor day, and did well. The training isnt fancy - it's just run three days a week (with the second typically the longer day of the three) and then an increasingly long run on Saturday. I ran 14.5 miles last Saturday and run 16 tomorrow. I run a half marathon in about ten days and my official marathon is dec 4 in Memphis.
Everything as I said has been going fine. But a few things are worrying me. First I have lost 20-25 pounds since august. I was at 185 and now weigh between 160-165 on any given day. The speed with which I dropped worries me.
Secondly, I like I am not eating consistently the kind of high carb diet I need. I have read that I need to have approximately 2100 net calories consumed daily for my weight, which I do not always achieve and some days have had negative calories. I do not always take in the 50% carbs, 25% protein and the rest fat either.
Part of what I need is jus some basic simple options laid out in plain English to help me plan the rest of my days. Things like "Monday: breakfast eat two bananas and xyz, 10:00am eat abc" and so on. Most of what I read is not programmatic in other words but just generally suggested patterns to achieve the daily nutrition goals, and I tend to get overwhelmed by the options.
FYI food has my entire life been a difficult thing. Either pigging out on chips and junk food or literally going a day without eating. So what I know is that this is my own nutritional incompetency coming to haunt me but I was wondering if anyone could share with me their suggested daily eating habits (being a bit specific if possible) when training for a marathon especially in light of the roughly 7 weeks I have left.