Marathon Training Diet (Week 9 of 13)

The diet this week was fairly balanced, again high carbohydrates with a moderate amount of protein and fat.  I did indulge a bit on the junk food (ice cream, pretzels and chocolate), but only to the point of getting the cravings out of my system.  Otherwise, I pretty much stuck to a relatively clean diet of lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and tofu.

My weight was down slightly from last week (less than 1/3 a pound) and comfortably within within my target range of 140 – 145 lbs.  Recovery between workouts this week has been okay, but not as strong as previous weeks.  It probably had little to do with my diet and more to do with a very long run last Sunday, so don’t plan to make any adjustments to my existing diet.

Here is my weight for the past 9 weeks.  Each weight measurement is taken first thing on Saturday morning.

Start – 144.4 lbs (65.5 kg)

Week 1  – 141.5 lbs (64.2 kg) – NOTE:  Think I was dehydrated during this weigh-in.

Week 2 – 143.5 lbs (65.1 kg)

Week 3 – 143.1 lbs (64.9 kg)

Week 4 – 143.7 lbs (65.2 kg)

Week 5 – 142.4 lbs (64.6 kg)

Week 6 – 142.0 lbs (64.4 kg)

Week 7 – 141.8 lbs (64.3 kg)

Week 8 – 142.9 lbs (64.8 kg)

Week 9 – 142.6 lbs (64.7 kg)

List of things I ate:  Rice, natto, vegetables, bananas, apples, oranges, sushi, mango, ham and cheese sandwiches, almonds, raisins, fish cakes, nabe soup, whole wheat cereal, chocolate, tofu, breads, protein smoothies, yogurt, eggs, noodles, sweat potato, ice cream, soy milk, coffee and tap water.

Pictures of what I ate this week.

 

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About runninginspired

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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