Running a marathon can be an excellent experience as you probably know, but without a weeks worth of proper nutrition you won’t build up glycogen deposits that runners need as energy on the big day. Here’s some recipes that are delicious and will contribute to energy stores for your marathon
Sweet Potato Fries
48 oz peanut oil
1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon brown sugar
8 oz. cornstarch
6 oz club soda
2-3 pounds sweet potatoes sliced
You will need a dutch oven or another type of heavy deep pot. Heat the oil up to no less than 375-400 degrees or medium high.
Make a batter with the soda and cornstarch. Whisk aggressively then start dipping the potatoes into it and frying.
Make a few batches at a time so you won’t make a mess. Drop the fries into the oil until crispy and golden brown. Remove them and let them sit for about 5 minutes. Along with spices, shake within two bowls.
Sweet potatoes will contribute to glycogen stores needed for race energy.
Turkey Chili in Sourdough Bowl
A tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 lb. ground turkey
4 oz. roasted green chile, diced
1 cup long green onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 oz. dried chipotle chile
1 oz. dried habanero chile
1 oz. jalapeño chile, diced
1 tbsp. Ancho Chile Powder
1 tbsp. oregano
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2-3 cups chicken broth
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar
12 oz. garbanzo beans
Brown the turkey then add it to a mixture of the spices and broth. Slow cook on low heat for 4-6 hours or bring to a boil and cook it like a soup for about an hour. Top with shredded goat or cheddar cheese.
Serve in sourdough bowl for a few extra carbs.
Now let’s cook up something to soothe your inner carnivore, a burger. Turkey burgers go well will both the above preparations.
1 pound ground turkey
sliced goat or swiss cheese
4 whole wheat buns
Start the fire on the grill. Divide the meat into 4 6 oz. balls Shake a little salt and pepper all over the burgers. Place the balls on the grill when the coals are white hot and flatten meat with the spatula. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes, 8 minutes total
For softer cheese add to the burgers in the last minute.
Place the spinach on the bottom of the bun, add the meat and layer with more spinach.
Serve with sweet potato fries as prepared in the above recipe.