Are you starting to train for your next marathon like we are? Well then, check out how we're setting up our vegan meal plan for marathon training!
VEGAN MEAL PLAN FOR MARATHON TRAINING
It's a new year of marathon training, which means we're gearing up for all the lifestyle changes we're going to be implementing! One of those massive changes; our diet. While we usually try to eat healthy, during marathon training we take it up another notch! Of course, we're staying entirely vegan during our marathon training, but we're making sure to add in more healthy carbohydrates and plant-based protein into our diet.
OUR FAVORITE VEGAN MARATHON TRAINING FOODS
As we mentioned before, a huge part of marathon training is introducing more healthy carbohydrates into our diet. It's so important for recovery to include plenty of carbohydrates into your diet! So, our favorites to add into our vegan meal plan for marathon training are sweet potatoes, brown rice, and oats.
Adding in Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are loaded with so many nutrients that are key in muscle recovery and restoring glycogen stores. We try to recover with sweet potatoes in a couple different ways. Here are our top three sweet potato recovery recipes:
The best part of Fall marathon training is that we get to eat all those amazing Fall foods! Including lots of Thanksgiving leftovers! Have you planned your menu for Thanksgiving yet? We're almost finished with ours. Check out our review of Vegan Roasts here! To give you some more ideas , check out some of our vegan Thanksgiving menus:
- Vegan Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks
- Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes to Impress Non-Vegans
- Classic Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
And now for what I ate in a day for marathon training. Let's do this!
WHAT WE ATE TO TRAIN FOR A MARATHON
When we train for marathons in the Fall we like to start our day with something warm! After all, Chicago temperatures start to dip, especially in the morning, so we need to warm ourselves up!
Our Other Favorite Breakfast Recipes for Marathon Training
Something we love to do for snacks is to make huge batches of our favorite munchies and eat them throughout the week! For this reason, energy balls are the best option.
Lunch is the most important part of our day during training. We have to make sure to make something healthy, filling, and something that will fuel our running.
This apple stuffed potato is a perfect way to recover from a long morning of marathon training! It's filled with healthy carbohydrates, healthy fats, and a ton of flavor!
Our Other Vegan Lunch Options
If we're being honest, sometimes we crave sweets during marathon training. So, on a particularly hard training day, we usually have a bit of a treat in the afternoon.
For dinner we're watching football and chowing down on some buffalo chick'n mac n' cheese! It's crazy how good this stuff is! Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free noodles.
Have a great weekend. Get out an enjoy the beautiful fall weather before winter gets here!
Things I'm crushing on right now!
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