Ever since I started my serious marathon training five weeks ago I have averaged 65+ miles per week. Running that kind of miles seriously revs my metabolism and I am literally hungry all.the.time! This is not a good things because Lauren + hunger = a Hangry girl!
So to spare Henri of my hangry self, and of course to fuel my training correctly, I have been really working on trying to get as much food in me as possible throughout the day. I don’t keep a daily food journal (in the past that has led to disordered eating) but figured that keeping track of one whole day of eats would help me get a better grasp of my intake.
Since today is Wednesday I thought that I would join Jenn’s “What I Ate Wednesday” over at Peas & Crayons!
Here’s a look at my day in food during marathon training. (and yes, I was somehow still hungry when I went to bed, haha)!
Pre Run – 6 AM – 1/2 banana
Breakfast – 8 AM – Granola with the rest of the banana, strawberries and milk (1st bottle of water)
Morning Hydration – 10:30 AM – A second bottle of water and some Gatorade (its amazing how many funny looks/comments you get from your co-workers when filling up two water bottles at the same time)
Lunch – 12 PM – Chicken with a [massive] baked sweet potato and broccoli
Afternoon Snack – 3 PM – Apple and granola bar with peanut butter
Dinner – 6:30 PM – Turkey Butternut Squash Chili with avocado, cheese and a corn muffin
What was the best thing that you ate yesterday?
Have you ever trained for a marathon? Were you really hungry during your training too?