After finishing my first long run of the marathon training season yesterday, I found myself sitting on my couch chowing down on just about every snack in my pantry. About one hour into my non-stop feeding frenzy,  I felt like I had finally satisfied my insatiable hunger. This got me to thinking… during marathon training, contrary to popular belief, my friends and I tend to gain a little bit of weight versus losing weight. I think I am finally starting to realize why. Instead of filling up on my favorite junk foods because “I deserve it”, I should be eating post-work out foods that are both nourishing and help lead to recovery!
To find out what exactly you should be eating, check out this article featured in shape:
http://www.shape.com/blogs/shape-your-life/6-tips-eat-your-way-better-marathon

After finishing my first long run of the marathon training season yesterday, I found myself sitting on my couch chowing down on just about every snack in my pantry. About one hour into my non-stop feeding frenzy,  I felt like I had finally satisfied my insatiable hunger. This got me to thinking… during marathon training, contrary to popular belief, my friends and I tend to gain a little bit of weight versus losing weight. I think I am finally starting to realize why. Instead of filling up on my favorite junk foods because “I deserve it”, I should be eating post-work out foods that are both nourishing and help lead to recovery!

To find out what exactly you should be eating, check out this article featured in shape:

http://www.shape.com/blogs/shape-your-life/6-tips-eat-your-way-better-marathon