Training and resting are the two things that I feel that I excel at with marathon training. Nutrition is probably the one of the three key areas that I am weakest at.
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot more about what I eat. I’ve been taking part in a GlaxoSmithKline Human Performance Lab study recently (more of that in a full post later), and one of the things that it is focussing on is the diet of reasonably fast endurance athletes.
During the three week study there have been a few key rules. No alcohol, no caffeine, no vitamins or supplements – these are partly to ensure all participants are eating a healthy diet, but also to remove any other factors that could be affecting the results. During week one and week three I have had to keep a food diary, and during the middle week I have been eating a specific diet provided to me as part of the study.