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I would love to tell that my eating habits have drastically changed for the better during my TCS New York City Marathon training. In all honesty my eating habits have probably gotten worse during the training because I am always starving, especially after my long runs, which results in overeating and drinking many pumpkin beers. I am pretty sure the calorie burn from my long training runs does not cover everything I eat and drink after them.
I will say that my pre-run nutrition has changed for the better. I have given up coffee in favor of tea, which is definitely much better on my stomach. I also have two pieces of organic whole grain toast with a little butter. This seems to agree with my stomach and the only thing I would like to add is some protein for sustained energy.
During my long runs I have been using Pro-Bar Organic Energy Chews, half at about mile 4-5 and the other half around mile 12-13. I also have been using Honey Stinger Waffles at around mile 7-8. Both items agree with my stomach, but I know I definitely need to add another waffle a little later in the run because by the end I am pretty hungry, but overall I feel really good with this routine.
How does your diet change during training?