Marathon Training Meals (Week 2 of 13)

Completed a second week of relatively clean eating as I train for the upcoming Tokyo Marathon.  Kept junk food to a minimum and have been sticking to a diet full of carbohydrates, vegetables, and fruits with a moderate amount of protein.  I did overeat on a few occasions, breaking my “stop eating at 80% full guideline.”  Will need to be a little more disciplined this upcoming week.

My weight was a little higher than last week, but I seem to be doing a decent job of balancing my calories with energy expenditures.  A weight range of 140 to 145 lbs seems to be about right for me.  Plan to be in the the low 140s come race day.

Start – 144.4 lbs (65.5 kg)

Week 1  – 141.5 lbs (64.2 kg)

Week 2 – 143.5 lbs (65.1 kg)

Here’s a list of the core things I ate:  Rice, natto, vegetables, lots of bananas, apples, sushi, mikans, beans, noodles, whole wheat cereal, almonds, dried mango, bagels, vegetable/bean soup, eggs, chocolate, chicken wraps, tofu, yogurt, tea, coffee and tap water.

Below are pictures of what I ate all week, although I forgot to photograph a couple meals.


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I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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