Marathon training requires much more than just running. Powering my body with top-notch fuel is a huge component in successfully getting to race day. Here is a glimpse into what a typical weekday looks like for me.
4:45 am. Wake up. Coffee with almond milk.
5:50 am. Head out the door on my morning run. Anywhere from 10-20 km.
7:20 am. Get back from my run. Drink water, 1 table spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tsp Sweedish bitters.
7:30 am. Feed the cat. Jump in shower.
7:45 am. Pack lunch for the day. Make breakfast shake (meal 1).
Beet Ginger Protein Shake
- 1/2 raw beet
- 1 chunk raw ginger
- 1 scoop Vega Sport Protein
- 2 cups spinach
- ½ banana
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 5-6 ice cubes
- 1 tbs coconut milk
- 1 tbs almond butter
- 1 tbs turmeric
- 1 tsp xanthum gum
8:15 am. Get ready for work.
8:45 am. Walk to work.
9:00 am. Arrive at desk. Begin the work day.
9:15 am. Second coffee, with almond milk (normally brought from home in travel mug).
12:00 pm. Lunch (meal 2). Spinach salad with sockeye salmon burger, 50g avocado, mix of carrots, apples, beets. Dressing: 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs nutritional yeast. 10 macadmia nuts.
12:45 pm. 1 serving of dark chocolate (85-90%).
1:30 pm. 1 litre of water with a Nuun tablet.
3:00 pm. (Meal 3) 1 hard-boiled egg and a Chocolate Chip Lara Bar (ever since cutting the processed junk out of my diet, these have been my go-to afternoon snack).
6:30 pm. Dinner (Meal 4). Cooked in a pan with coconut oil:
- 2 cups kale
- Raw beet
- Raw ginger
- Braggs Liquid Aminos
- ½ Egg whites, with Italian spices
Once cooked, I add some cut up apple on top. Something about the salty/sweet combo. On the side, I steam a cup of cauliflower, with 50g avocado, nutritional yeast, Himalayan Pink salt and pepper on top.
7:45 pm. Dessert (Meal 5).
“That is definitely not Ice Cream” Ice cream
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla Protein
- 1 tbs coconut milk
- 9-10 ice cubes
- ¼ water or almond milk
- ½ tbs xantum gum (this is what makes it thick)
- 1 tsp ginger powde
- Blend in Vitamix for 4 mins.
- Once blended, 1 tbs shredded unsweetened coconut ontop.
“That is definitely not cake” Pumpkin Cake
- 1 tbs coconut flour
- ¼ egg white
- 2 tbs almond milk
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Microwave for 2 mins.
- 1 tsb almond butter and 1 tsp chia seeds on top.
9:30-10:00 pm. Sleep.
What's your favourite afternoon snack?
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