As part of my half marathon training, I am going to focus on two things that usually go to the wayside: strength training, and properly fueling before and refueling after my runs. Since today is my first official half marathon training run, I started out with a smoothie with a little granola on the bottom. Fitsugar had a great article about what to eat pre and post workouts. It suggests that 2-3 hours pre-workout (that’s me!) eat a meal of around 300-400 calories that includes fat, carbs, and protein.
In my pre-workout smoothie:
- 2/3 Banana
- 1/2 Cup Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 tsp Peanut Butter (protein/fat/carbs)
- 1 Handful Spinach
- A Splash of Vanilla Extract
- 2 Packets of Splenda
- Pinch of Xanthum Gum
- 1/4 Cup Granola (protein/fat/carbs)
Post-workout, it says to refuel with a mix of carbs and protein, so I will pack a snack…not sure what though! Hope you all have a wonderful day!