Carb Loading Plan For A Marathon

Carb loading plan for a marathon

This past May was the first time I’ve ever done proper carb loading before a race. I’ve always tried to eat more carbs in the days leading up to a race but I never had an actual plan to follow. This year, I figured if I was going to take 50 minutes off of last year’s marathon time I had to do it right. This year I would come up with a carb loading plan. Continue reading

Eat Real Food on the Run

Eat real food on the run. Dried figs are a great alternative to power gels.

It seems that people these days (especially athletes) are more concerned about what they’re putting into their bodies. People are choosing to eat real food again and avoid things that are overly processed or genetically modified – even if it’s more expensive. When I was training for my first half marathon, other runners in my training group were taking these GU gels on the long run. They didn’t look very good, but they all said it gave them a much needed energy boost. I always wore a fuel belt full of Gatorade so I thought that was enough. Continue reading

Balsamic Glazed Salmon Recipe – Pre-race Meal

Balsamic Glazed Salmon - Pre-race Meal

This morning in Toronto, thousands of people are lining up in the rain to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Even though I’m not running it this year, I thought I’d share what I usually eat for dinner the night before a race (or Sunday’s long slow distance run.) Your biggest pre-race meal should be lunch the day before and dinner should be fairly light, which is why I always tend to go with salmon. This balsamic glazed salmon recipe is quick, super easy to make and very tasty! When I first started making this recipe I used frozen fillets. Once i tried it using fresh salmon, I never bought frozen again. It makes a huge difference! Continue reading