This post is sponsored by LARABAR.
I haven’t done a What I’m Eating Wednesday post in months but I always enjoy reading them and am curious how other runners fuel their training.
Now that I’m in half marathon training mode, I’m paying more attention to my food as fuel again. That means good carbohydrates before a long run, protein and carbs after a run, and lots of anti-inflammatory veggies and real food protein, fat and carbs for lunch and dinner.
Plus a few fun snacks, of course.
So here’s a typical training day. Pre-long run, I grab 1/2 a Larabar or one of the snacks from this list…
Post run, my go-to lately is a sprouted grain tortilla with two eggs, spinach, tomato, avocado and feta cheese, plus my Vitalizer strip (multi, Omega 3s, B complex and probiotic.)
This usually holds me over until lunch, which can be a variety of things. Most of the time I start with a base of greens and load it up with dinner leftovers with some combo of a protein + carbohydrate + fat + extra veggies.
I like to finish lunch with a piece of fruit or dark chocolate, or most recently, homemade almond chia protein bars (I’ll share the recipe on Thursday!)
Around 2:30 or 3pm I’ve been addicted to smoothies… raspberry + chocolate is my favorite, or I like to stir Shaklee’s vanilla grass fed protein into plain yogurt and it tastes like cake batter. 🙂
Dinner is similar to lunch with another protein + veggies + fat/carb. For the summer, we’re doing a lot of grilling or fast skillet meals like these grass fed beef tacos and corn.
I usually have a small handful of dark chocolate chips + berries or an apple after dinner or the occasional glass of wine.
Are you a creature of habit on long run days?
Does your eating change day by day based on your workout?
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