Training for a race is a lot of work – Running, cross training, recovering, keeping yourself healthy, and – My favorite part – Fueling your body.
As I talked about in my Race Training for the Injured post – I love running, but due to my chronic injuries, I’m not able to follow a standard training program.
Even with only one run a week in my program, I’m still working very hard in preparation for my next race, and fueling my body with whole foods. And plenty of them.
My diet right now is decently high in carbs and fat, and really high in protein. A challenge with a vegetarian diet, but not impossible.
Here’s a peek into what I’ll eat on a standard running day.
- 7am – Coffee or tea & half of a No Cow Bar
- 8am – Head out for a run w/ the other half of the No Cow Bar in the pocket of my running tights
- 10am – As soon as I’m home from my run I’ll make a quick smoothie
- 11am – After the quick hit of carbs and protein from the smoothie, I’ll make something more substantial like a veggie scramble. High in protein, fiber, vitamins & minerals
- 2pm – Pasta made with zucchini noodles and chopped veggies & tomatoes
- 5:30pm – A large salad or roasted vegetables with a veggie burger on the side
- 7pm – Bedtime snack of apples or rice cakes with Fluffbutter
What do YOU eat on training days? How do you fuel your runs?