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!


6 Comments (Reply )

  1. Kristin
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    Thanks, Emily. If I decide to do another marathon, I am definitely going to try some of those meals! Heck, I’ll probably try some even if I don’t do another one:)


  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

    I loved this series — but one thing that you must have after a marathon — a beer! You need to replenish those carbs :)


    • Emily
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

      I thought that was the case – and I was hoping someone would chime in and confirm! :)


  3. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I LOVE THIS!!!! When I do a marathan, I know what to do now! :D


  4. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    May 01, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

    What a great series!! I can’t wait to try that pesto pizza!


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    May 02, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Thanks for the tips! I especially like to hear: snack as you are hungry, listen to your body! I was definitely munching on several different snacks last night after my race. :)


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