Marathon Training Meals (Week 4 of 13)

After getting back to a normal routine after last week’s vacation, I did pretty well this week in maintaining a relatively clean diet.  Lots of fruits and vegetables, healthy doses of carbohydrates to fuel my endurance training, moderate amount of meat (mostly fish) and minimal junk food – although still needed my chocolate fix every so often.

I seem to be doing a fairly good job in balancing my calorie intake with my energy expenditures.  My weight stayed pretty close to what I weighed last week, but I can tell I’m actually getting muscularly leaner with the increased training intensity.

Start – 144.4 lbs (65.5 kg)

Week 1  – 141.5 lbs (64.2 kg)

Week 2 – 143.5 lbs (65.1 kg)

Week 3 – 143.1 lbs (64.9 kg)

Week 4 – 143.7 (65.2 kg)

Here’s a list of the core things I ate:  Rice, natto, vegetables, bananas, apples, oranges, sushi, noodles, whole wheat cereal, almonds, eggs, chocolate, tofu, breads, protein smoothies, yogurt, Ben & Jerry’s frozen yogurt, tea, sweat potato, miso soup, soy milk, coffee and tap water.

Below are pictures of what I ate all week.



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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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