Saturday, March 19, 2011

So what does one eat on long run days, anyway?

My running route this morning: 19 miles roundtrip.

The book I mentioned in my last entry, Racing Weight, has a fun little section that interviews a bunch of elite endurance athletes about their typical daily diet. It's inspiring - to be reminded that food is indeed fuel (as well as medicine), and the better I eat, the better I run. Without intentionally doing so, I managed to get in 9 out of 10 superfoods today! Yum.

Here's the breakdown of my food today:

Smoothie with lots of fruit, dark leafy greens, almonds, and chia seeds

During run:
1 pack of Clif Shot Bloks, handful of raisins (usually I eat more on my runs, but I had limited supplies since I didn't intend to go so long...)

Post run:
Bowl of lowfat vanilla yogurt with cranberries and walnuts
Electrolyte replenishment (Nuun)

Almond butter, coconut, and honey sandwich on sprouted seed bread
A bunch of carrots
A few squares dark chocolate
Glass of milk

Afternoon snack:
Raspberry oat bar

Big bowl of quinoa with stir-fried broccoli, red peppers, cauliflower, onion, chickpeas, a fried egg on top
Baked sweet potato

Trader Joe's gluten-free ginger snap cookies

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, sounds delicious! I owe you a giant email soon, but just wanted to know that I've still been keeping up with all your posts, and they've been wonderful to read! :)