This is very much a work in progress…maybe even an “experiment” because I don’t know if I will be able to keep eating like this (meaning- without pasta!) while I am training for my next marathon.
I’m sharing what I ate on Monday since it was pretty typical (although I don’t eat steak very often so it was just a coincidence that I ate it twice in one day).
First, let’s talk quickly about Monday’s workout. I decided to do Yasso 800s (only 4 of them) to see where my speed is these days. I did a 1.5 mile warm up, and then started the workout: 3:27, 3:25, 3:23, 3:23, and then a cool down to round it out to a 6 mile run. I was pleasantly surprised by those splits and I wasn’t completely ready to die by the last one. I might have been able to pull off one or two more but I think my pace would have started to slow. I’m not planning to run a 3:25 marathon anytime soon, but it was still a nice confidence booster.
Anyway, back to the eating:
Woke up at 5am and drank coffee (black). Warmed up and ran for 50 minutes. Came home and drank nuun and ate a banana (6:30am)
After some foam rolling and showering I made breakfast (eaten at 7:30am): eggs, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, onions
Went to work and ate an almond butter muffin and a pear around 10:30 when I got hungry
Lunch was spring mix, tomatoes, carrots, and steak with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
The afternoon became a bit crazy, and I ended up eating some fruit in the car on the way to the chiropractor and a larabar on the way home
Once Rob and I were both home we made dinner which was Rib eyes with sautéed mushrooms, green beans, and roasted red potatoes
The steaks were huge and I couldn’t even finish mine (it’s not often that I say that). I usually have something after dinner like a black bean brownie but I was still full from dinner so skipped it that night.
I should also note that I am always drinking water all day long. That’s pretty much all I drink, except coffee in the morning, occasionally nuun, or wine.
This type of plan is working well for me now- I feel better than I used to feel when I was eating turkey sandwiches and flavored yogurt for lunch- but I am not sure what else I can add to make it work when I increase my mileage. Hopefully we will all get some good advice about this on Friday:)
Luckily I don’t have any food allergies or intolerances, so I can eat other things that are not gluten-free, etc…but I am using this time to expand my options.
Any suggestions for how I can modify this plan as I start to train more?
Are there any awesome foods for athletes that I should be eating but I’m not?
Ever do Yasso 800s?