One thing I never really thought much about before this attempt was the way I ate the week leading up to the marathon. In all my races, and even in last years marathon I really only thought about the one meal that everyone talks about - the carb loading you do the night before a race, especially a marathon.
This morning I started off with a cheese omelet and some whole wheat toast. For lunch I had a salad with very little substance for fueling, but rather just keeping it clean. This evening my wife cooked a Grilled Chicken, Broccoli, Mushroom Alfredo pizza. Tonights meal will be my swing meal and will mark my move to more carbs and proteins for the remainder of the taper/fueling period.
I am not sure what exactly my meals will be but I have decided on a couple things. I always meet a friend for breakfast on Wednesday mornings. Tomorrow I will get the pancakes instead of the eggs, potatoes, and sausage that I normally get. I have also put in my order for spaghetti on Thursday night and plan on making that my bigger carb loading meal. The rest I am not so sure of yet, but will all probably look somewhat like lean proteins and carbs.
What do you eat leading up to a marathon? Do you worry about your diet leading up to the marathon or only the last day? What about suggestions for me to avoid problems or just make it better?
Somebody please hide the Snickers till Saturday!