If you’re like me and prefer to eat real food when your logging long miles, you might be searching for suggestions. These are personal favorites that are tasty, easy to store and transport.
Fueling your body properly plays such a large role in your training, whether you are working toward your first 5k or building up endurance to tackle an Ironman. Sometimes, making good choices and eating healthy doesn’t seem to do it and we need a little more help.
I wanted to learn and take advantage of such a great habit. Who wouldn’t want to cook one simple meal, make 4 potions and come home with 3 different meals for the week? Sounded like a great deal to me, and I wanted to be part of it.
Let me start by saying that I am not a coach or a nutritionist, and what works for me might not work for you. I only know what’s worked for me and want to share my experience of how I fueled for the 116-mile bike portion of Ironman Chattanooga and all my training rides. I’ve been doing long distance triathlons and cross country skiing endurance races for over a decade so I’ve many years of trial and error with feeding myself!
I recently saw a post on social media from a woman asking about what someone would recommend for nutrition while training for a marathon. This is a question I dislike when people answer because there is no one-size-fits-all or even one-size-fits-most answer to this. Let's look at some pros and cons of a few of the more popular nutrition options. Please note, these aren’t all and there are many more out there. You may find yourself doing several tests before you find your perfect combination.