When the miles are long & our time (and energy) are short, it’s hard to feed ourselves well. Tune in for food tips for busy runners from Chelsea Plummer. Chelsea is marathoner and founder of Mae’s Menu where she designs healthy recipes for busy runners.
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MAIN TOPIC: FOOD TIPS FOR BUSY RUNNERS.
Main Topic: Food Tips for Busy Runners.
If you’re a runner, I likely have your attention.
We need it. We want it. We cannot train without it. But alas, when the miles are long & our time (and energy) are short, it’s hard to feed ourselves well.
Thankfully, we are connected to a recipe designer who is also a marathoner! Chelsea Plummer, founder of Mae’s Menu, joins us on the A to Z Running Podcast to share some incredibly practical tips for saving time and energy while feeding our tired and hungry bodies what they need.
Some of our conversions today had tips shared by Chelsea on atozrunning.com in an article, “Meal Prep and Food Planning Tips for Busy Runners.”
We discuss additional tips and tricks for runners to fuel better when they are short on time such as making extra when cooking meal and freezing it, stocking the freezer with frozen veggies, using appliances that make the process quicker and easier, buying pre-packaged healthy foods as quick sides.
About our Guest: Chelsea Plummer
Chelsea is the founder of Mae’s Menu, recipe designer, content creator, and food photographer. Chelsea is also a marathoner and specializes in healthy & easy recipes for active lifestyles.
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You can buy Chelsea’s eBook, “Fueled” HERE.
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WORLD OF RUNNING
#1. Eastbay XC Nationals (high school)
- On the boys side, Riley Hough from Michigan won
- 8th victory by a Michigan boy = tie all-time (with California)
- Natalie Cook (Texas) won the girls race after winning the RunningLane Nationals a week before
- First girl to win Eastbay (Footlocker) from Texas
- First girl EVER to win both XC champs in one year (RunningLane/Eastbay vs. NXN/Footlocker in past)
#2. USATF National Club Cross Country Championships
- Natosha Rogers defends her title and leads Hansons Brooks Distance Project to win.
- Hansons Brooks Distance Project claimed the win on the men’s side for the first time in 11 years.
- Leading the team was Zach Panning in the runner up position.
- Winner for the men individually was Frankline Tonui of Nike.
- NCAA National Runner-Up (steeplechase), Arkansas
#3. Deep dive into Eliud Kipchoge
(Interview with World Athletics on December 10th, 2021)
- Our quick takes from Eliud Kipchoge’s reflections:
- “I need time to train and to prepare my system well. Five months is good for me to have enough mileage in my muscles. It’s not boring; I always wake up motivated and ready to hit the road.”
- 5 months (20ish weeks) is a fairly common benchmark you see from professional runners, especially marathoners
- Kipchoge often races only 2 times/year (2 marathons)
- “Winning back-to-back Olympic golds was a great goal to have, and although I’d like to win a third one…”
- He also mentioned wanting to win all the majors (he’s won Chicago, London, and Berlin but never Boston, New York, or Tokyo)
- No one has ever won 3 Olympic marathons (and only two others have won 2… and no one since 1980 – he didn’t even count, so really 1964)
- Fascinating reflection: key to Kipchoge’s longevity? Certainly plenty to wonder about, but it is quite clear that he loves running and enjoys simple monotony
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