Running Food

Posted on Nov 06, 2009 under Daily Log | No Comment

running-foodI wanted to give you a quick idea as to my food and fluid intake starting Saturday (day before Marathon) and Marathon Sunday which I believe was a recipe for success.  Keep in mind this is what works for me and everyone is different, in fact you should use your long training runs as a way to find out what foods work so you can rely on them come race day.



  • Morning- 5 large Chocolate Chip Pancakes compliments of the wife, man she can cook/bake 2 cups of coffee
  • Lunch- Large Bowl of Pasta, 5 medium meatballs and marinara sauce
  • Snack- 1 cup of Cashews
  • Dinner- 4 pieces of Pizza and 3 pieces of pizza crust
  • Snack- 2 cups of Pumpkin Seeds compliments of my sister-in-law
  • Fluid- drank a total of 140 ounces of water throughout the day


  • Morning 5:00 am- Large Cinnamon Bagel no spread, medium Dunkin Donuts coffee and 20 ounces of G2 Gatorade
  • 1 hour before Race- Large Plain Bagel, Peanut Butter Powerbar, water and G2 Orange Gatorade (regarding fluids intake I stop half hour before a race, timing for that one last pit stop before the start is key)
  • At Starting Line- 1st PowerBar Gel Double Latte flavor
  • Fluid intake during race-I hit every water/Gatorade station along the course alternating between water and Gatorade.  I only took a mouthful of fluid each time.
  • Additional Gels- mile 5, 10, 15, 20 & 22
  • Post Race- 24 ounces of water within 10 minutes
  • 3 hours after race-Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti in marinara sauce and G2

I also took 2 extra strength Tylenol 1 hour before the race.  I stay away from anti inflammatory/ibuprofen that contain NSAID’s which stands for Non-Steroidal Inflammatory Drug.  Tylenol is different as it contains acetaminophen.  Here is an article about NSAID’s.

Today I ran 3 miles in 25:30, 8:30 pace and felt great, looking forward to taking the weekend off.

Till next time, I run do you?

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