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20 Healthy Dinner Options For Marathon Training

April 3, 2013 | Kait Fortunato

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Marathon preparation can seem like an introductory course in endurance eating. Traditionally, the "last supper" before a race was carbo-loaded. Nowadays, long-distance runners favor more balanced meals throughout their training—helping to ensure that they don't accidentally consume something that doesn't sit well in their stomach the night before a big event. (See 5 Foods to Avoid Before a Race.)

Move through the slide show to get sample dinners and recipes, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, that will close out your daily meals all the way up to the night before the starting gun.

Want to see what your breakfasts, lunches and snacks should look like? Catch up:

Kait Fortunato
- Kait Fortunato is a registered dietitian at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates, a large and experienced nutrition practice in Maryland. She focuses on individualized nutritional recommendations...
Kait Fortunato
- Kait Fortunato is a registered dietitian at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates, a large and experienced nutrition practice in Maryland. She focuses on individualized nutritional recommendations...
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