Today I was speaking with one of our Marine Corps Marathon runners about what to eat for optimal strength, energy and recovery when training and racing. She mentioned she eats quite healthy - lots of raw food and lean cuts - but she wanted to know if there was more she could do to aid her body in this endeavor to prepare for race day this October 30th.
I have a real interest in food, including food quality. What we put into our bodies matters - for race performance, as well as for general health. I have been eating a vegan diet since 2003. This has been a little challenging - especially when trying to make sure I don't eat too many processed carbs when eating additional calories during marathon training. Another challenge is deciding when to buy organic vs. conventional produce...