So what should you eat whilst training for a marathon or half marathon?

Apparently a diet high in carbohydrates is what is required! :-). I don’t know if I am really up to this, the last 12 months I spend telling myself to stay away from carbs!!! If I touched 5 slices bread over this period it would have been too much :-). BUT, I can feel I am starting to feel drained and I need to increase my weekly mileage. I don’t want to risk injury or getting ANOTHER COLD so I better listen to my body and start FUELING up!

Ok so what should I be looking at:

Carbohydrates
(JUST Fuel!!!)
  • Sweat Potato
  • Beans
  • Brown Rice
  • Wholegrain Bread/Pasta
Protein
(help with muscle repair and recovery)
  • Milk
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Lean Red Meat
Hydration
(Carbs for energy and
electrolytes to replace salts
lost through sweat)
  • Water
  • Isotonic Sport Drinks
Low GI Snacks
(Sustained energy release)
  • Banana
  • Smoothie
  • Cereal Bar
High GI Snacks
(Instant energy boost)
  • Jellie Babies
  • Sport Drinks
15 Foods for Runners
  • Almonds
  • Eggs
  • Sweat Potato
  • Wholegrain Cereals
  • Oranges
  • Canned Black Beans
  • Salmon
  • Wholegrain Bread
  • Vegetables
  • Wholegrain Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Frozen Mixed Berries
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Low Fat Yoghurt
  • Sweat Potato Krisps

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