This spring marathon has been in the back of my mind ever since I signed up a few months ago. I’ve had quite a few thoughts about my training season, and how we’re gonna run this bitch (Gambino anyone?!)
One of the most important decisions I’ve made is to try to train for and run this marathon on real food. As much as I love some sports nutrition, such as protein shakes and bars, the idea of chowing down multiple Gus, gels and Shot Blokz and really doesn’t appeal to me.
Now I’m not making any promises; there’s no guarantee that I won’t cave during training and reach for a Gu; I’m not even promising this strategy will work for my body. But that’s the thrill of training- I get to experiment, and see what makes my body tick. Maybe it’ll turn out to be gels and Powerade, but equally, it could be coconut water and flapjacks. Who knows? There’s only one way to find out.
So my question is: what real food do you rely on during training, and on race day?
Help a sista out!
Lots of love,