Now that I’m back to marathon training and my mileage is building, I’ve been focusing a bit more again on what I eat. However, one thing I’ve realized is that on my long run days my appetite is a little pickier, so I just go with what I am craving to make sure I’m refueling from my run. I thought last Saturday would be a good day to document what I ate since it was one of those days that I just went with what sounded good. Not necessarily the healthiest day of eating, but I knew I got a lot of good nutrients throughout the rest of the week so I wasn’t too concerned about it!
The morning started with a banana and a honey stinger waffle. I didn’t want to eat too much before my 15 mile run because I wanted to get out the door quickly.
Of course, there was also coffee.
At the end of my run it started pouring rain, and when I got home I immediately showered. I was pretty hungry, but had zero energy to cook anything. I grabbed one of these muffins which I had baked on Friday…and then a second one shortly after.
I was even too lazy to make my own smoothie. I had bought one of these the day before, so I mixed it up with a scoop of protein powder and drank it while laying on the floor scrolling through instagram.
Lunch was a turkey sandwich with a salad. I rarely eat sandwiches anymore, so when I do the bread needs to be perfect. I had picked up this loaf a Fresh Market on Friday so it was still nice and fresh.
Cheese and crackers made for a satisfying snack a few hours later. I knew there would be no way I would make it to dinner without eating something else!
We went to the Mount Washington Tavern for dinner and shared a bottle of wine.
I may not have witty comebacks or flawless dance moves, but it does help me relax.
Something about ordering a salad at a restaurant just automatically means it will taste better than something I make at home.
Dinner was a burger and fries– nothing exciting but it sounded good!
There was no dessert, but we did have another glass of wine at home and I was exhausted by 9pm!
I think I’ve figured out that as long as I eat enough on my long run day my appetite isn’t raging the following day, which is what has happened in the past!
Do you find that you crave different foods after a long run?
Are you too tired to cook after a long run?
Does eating more on your long run day help tame your appetite the next day?