Friday, September 5, 2008

Running Recipes/ Let the Drooling Begin

Today's edition of Runner's World online (Nutrition and Weight Loss Section article click on Fresh Thinking) and the current magazine print edition for October (Fresh Thinking, pp.65-73) have some fantastic recipes that are the favorites of several famous runners. As I looked at the recipes, drooling, I thought that if I had to drool everyone else should too. Often times, many runners think that they can't get creative with what they eat and still maintain the training value needed for optimum performance. The recipes that these four individuals tell about show that you can be creative and enjoy what actually comes out on the table from your efforts.

There are four categories: The Locavore (Carrie Tollefson- 1500-meter Olympian) "The locavore movement aims to capture that flavor difference and promote sustainable, community-based agriculture by favoring "low-mileage" foods over ones that have traveled long distances to arrive at your plate." Carrie's recipes include Beef Fajitas and also a Fresh Market Stew. The Omnivore (Nick Symmonds- 800-meter Olympian) "At the core of the omnivore's philosophy is this fact: As long as you don't overindulge, no food is off-limits. That means foods some might consider forbidden, such as red meat, cheese, and butter, are part of the omnivore's diet--in moderation." Nick's recipes include Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage and also Fresh Fried Trout. The Vegetarian (Scott Jurek- Ultrarunning Phenom) "When it comes to being a vegetarian, there are few hard and fast rules. Some eat no animal products at all, while others may eat dairy, eggs, or fish. Regardless of where you draw the line, a vegetarian diet can provide healthy fuel for running." Scott's recipes include Sweet Potatoes with Garlicky Greens and a Blueberry Protein Shake. The Foodie (Deena Kastor- Marathon Olympian) "In the world of the foodie, eating is an experience to be savored--from selecting top-notch ingredients to cooking the meal to relishing each bite." Deena's favorites include Caramelized Onion and Fig Pizza and another one is Grilled Vegetable Polenta Casserole.

There is quite a bit of information in this article. Wow! Great stuff. What category do you fit best? Try some of these and see how you like them. Yes, you do have time!

Forward we go! May your roads and trails be happy and safe!

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