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Nutrition for Endurance Athletes?

has anyone had good experience with a particular 'diet' or nutrition guide while training for an endurance event that doesn't involves a million calories and carbs? I'd like to continue my racing but if that means eating like a horse to keep feuling myself, there's no way, I've got to slim down!

Tue. Sep 12, 1:44pm

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I'm working on that right now. What I'm trying is to eat back in calories about 33-50% of what I burned that day thru exercise. For example, I normally try to eat 1500 calories/day. On the days I do a long run and burn 1000+ calories I'll eat 1800-2000 calories that day. I've only been doing this for about 2 weeks so I'm not sure it's working yet...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 3:18 PM

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Great question. I'm training for a marathon and don't have a clue on how/what I should be eating to make my energy last. Right now I've been taking in 1200-1500 cals per day and eating as many cals as I can to make up for what I burn on the days I run. It's a lot of cals to make up, though, and I don't always make it.
I have OJ or fruit before a run, oatmeal the morning of, Gatorade during, and something like a PB&J on whole grains afterwards.
I would love to hear the answer to this question also!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 3:25 PM

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Chris Carmichael's Food For Fitness

I think this book will be the answer to your question!! I checked it out of the library a few months ago - it has very detailed plans of how you should rotate your eating to match up with your event date. The Amazon link is below.


Tuesday, September 12, 2006, 4:18 PM

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