It has been so fun talking nutrition and fitness with you guys! Congrats and Good Luck to those of you who have recently completed a race or have one coming up! I’m feeling really inspired to sign up for a race….(short one!).

The last and final installment in the Marathon Nutrition Series (Part I, Part II) is some training meal ideas. I based these meal ideas on an increased amount of carbohydrates but other than that kept them pretty “normal.”


Days leading up to Marathon:


  • 2 waffles + peanut butter + syrup + 1 serving fruit + milk
  • Egg Sandwich: whole grain english muffin + 1 egg cooked over easy + slice of cheese + 1 serving oj
  • French Toast + 1 scrambled egg + 1 serving fruit
  • Oatmeal + 1 serving fruit + 1 serving maple syrup
  • Baked French Toast







  • Granola Bars
  • Dried Fruit
  • Cereal


Day of Marathon:

  • Breakfast of about 150-200 grams of carbohydrates: large bagel + peanut butter + 1 large banana
  • During Run: shot blocks, gatorade, whatever you have been training with
  • After: WATER + panini sandwich + fries (remember I mentioned a treat?) + snacks as you are hungry – listen to your body!


Thanks to Mary for this series idea! If you have something you’d like to see on A Nutritionist Eats – let me know!


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