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  1. Hi Whole30ers!! I'll be running my first marathon on day 8 of my Whole30. I've been training with gels for the last 5-months but I'm concerned about how to fuel now that I'm starting Whole30 tomorrow. Whatare some Whole30 approved ways to fuel pre, during and post race? I welcome all suggestions! Thank you
  2. I am training for a marathon and just went from 20-25 miles a week to 30-35 miles a week. I also cross train. I eat a big breakfast and then I am not hungry. I make sure I eat lunch but only because if I didn't I would get a migraine. I don't snack, just eat 3 meals a day. It is very strange for me to run more and not be hungry more. Is it because I am eating quality foods with lots of protein? I don't want to eat less and my running to suffer. I also make sure I eat plenty of approved carbs. Could I eat less if I am not hungry? I know, this is not what you are used to...
  3. I am on day 2 of my second whole 30. My first was several years ago. I started this one because I have gotten back into a bad rut of unhealthy eating habits and have not been exercising like I should. I have run 3 half marathons in the past year and have my first full marathon coming up at the end of February. I had not even thought about how this Whole 30 would effect my training! Part of my problem is that I haven't been training and now I'm on an 8 week plan to get my miles in. I won't be doing the Whole 30 on race day, I'll be reintroducing things by then, but I will be for most of my training. I think eating sweet potatoes the day before long runs will be key for me but I hadn't even thought about race snacks. I currently eat a pureed applesauce pouch but I'm sure it's not compliant. I've read on here that a few people have found compliant electrolyte mixes and pouches, would you please share what they are? Can I buy them on Amazon?? Hearing that everyone's times are much slower while on the Whole 30 is a bit discouraging! I'm not a fast runner by any means but I do have a time goal in mind for my runs. I'm slower than I have been in the past right now due to not running for a while but I was hoping that would get better as I get back into it, however, it doesn't sound like that will happen while doing the Whole 30. Has anyone out there increased time while on a Whole30? During my last Whole30 I wasn't running but I was doing a lot of weight lifting and I got a lot stronger during my Whole30 so I was hoping to have the same positive effect this time. I appreciate any input, have a great day!
  4. Whole30 and endurance Training

    I would love to find out how people did the Whole30 while training for endurance events. I am just starting the Whole30 but I still would like to keep my miles at a decent level - going for 2017 in 2017. What have you done for breakfast before long runs? Fueling on the run?
  5. Alright. This might be long, so I really appreciate in advance anyone reading and responding! I'm planning to start my (second attempt at) Whole 30 on July 6 - next Wednesday. I have a trip to Las Vegas this weekend to visit family and have decided I'm not going to attempt it while traveling (which is what derailed my first try three years ago, ack), so afterward it is! I'm feeling pretty good and fired up about it for a number of reasons, but a couple things have me pretty nervous.. I'm also going to be starting marathon training on the same day. This isn't my first marathon (and I've been running for about 3 years now), so I've been through the training and the ins-and-outs before, but this will be a new experience coupling it with a W30 and I'm growing kind of anxious about my runs suffering as a result while I adapt. During my last marathon training cycle (which was also my first), as my mileage peaked, I wasn't eating enough carbs during the week (and probably not enough calories in general) and my body got really out of whack - I actually lost my menstrual cycles for 3 months, *gained* 5 pounds, and basically had a whole host of hormonal problems that have finally started to sort themselves out this month. Because of that, I'm maybe overly cautious about food intake, macros, etc... I don't count calories or macros, but I try to be mindful of them, especially now. I already eat mostly paleo/grain free because through trial and error over the years I've found that way of eating agrees with my system the most, but previously I'd consume white rice the day before a long run or race, and I'd also enjoy a few alcoholic drinks on weekends, or small amounts of dark chocolate every so often (and very occasionally I'd splurge and eat something like a donut or a sandwich with 'regular' bread and almost always end up regretting it). I also used Honey Stinger gels and coconut water with a pinch of salt as fuel on LR's, too. Basically, I already eat pretty well so W30 isn't going to be a total shock to my system, but I am definitely a carb dependent athlete. I've been interested in becoming fat adapted but have always been too skittish to commit to it, knowing that it can take several weeks to transition. I've also been scared off fat-adapting by all the talk on conventional running forums, too. Also, I'm struggling to sort out fitting pre-WO and post-WO food into my schedule... I don't run at the exact same time every day due to my own variable schedule, but I always run in the mornings. Sometimes I'll run fasted first thing, but usually I'll at least eat a banana and a boiled egg (plus coffee!) before a run, or a bowl of chia pudding with berries on top, which I count as my breakfast. After my run, if it was longer than 4-5 miles, I usually eat a snack to stave off the "runger" until I can get to a proper lunch. Basically I'd love to hear from other endurance runners/marathoners about how they fit W30 into their training cycles. I figure that if I want to do this anytime soon, now is the best time as opposed to later in my training when mileage is higher, or waiting until after the race (Portland Marathon! in October) as the holidays are approaching. How do you know when to respect the fatigue and take a rest day, versus pushing through it? I have a tendency to over-train because I'm stubborn and sometimes ignore my body's signals when it's nagging me to back off... but at the same time, marathon training is a thing, and I need to stick with it. Am I crazy? Over analyzing? Any other crazy, overly analytical Whole 30'ers to commiserate with me? Thanks, y'all
  6. Long Runs on Whole30

    I am on Day15 and have already had a lot of success with several issues that I was dealing with prior to the Whole30 - fatigue, groggy sleep, digestive issues - the list goes on. The one thing that I cannot get over though is how much my running has suffered while being on the Whole30. I've read some of the other forums that state that it's not a good idea to do the Whole30 while training for any sort of distance run, but I'm halfway through and I'd really rather not start over at this point. Can anyone offer any advice on how they fueled their long runs, or what I should be eating before/during/after my workouts? I'm following the template but the thing that is the hardest is fueling mid-run - normally I would have a gel shot or Nuun tablets in my water but those things aren't Whole30 approved. Any insight would be so helpful!
  7. Vital Proteins PWO

    Does anyone use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides PWO? Is it Whole30 approved? The only ingredient is pasture raised bovine hide collagen peptides. As a marathon runner, I'm looking for something to consume immediately after I finish my training runs. I've heard great things about Vital Proteins products, and I figure it won't cause my sugar dragon to flare up if I just mix it with some coconut water, since it has no flavor. Here's the link for reference: Thanks!
  8. Hi Everyone! I'm sure similar topics have been posted a lot, but I wanted to put out my personal issue to try and get some advice/input. I'm running a full marathon on Feb. 14 and am doing my second round of Whole30 starting Jan 4. During the Whole30 time frame, my training plan has me running 176 miles, so I am pretty nervous about not getting enough hearty carbs to give me energy to get through the day and through my runs. I did my first Whole30 in September, and didn't necessarily feel tired on my runs, but as soon as I was having rice and quinoa again, my pace improved by about a mile a minute. I'm very confident that I can follow the rules -- my first time, I was very strict and to my knowledge, never broke a Whole30 guideline. This time, I'm thinking about allowing myself brown rice and quinoa to eat, mainly on nights before long runs. (I have several 10 miles or over, one 20 mile run and one 23 mile run). I guess that would mean this whole30 would be less about a big "cleanse" and more about my relationship with food (which I'm fine with), although I'm sure the benefits would still be pretty great. Does anybody have any thoughts? Thanks! Jacob
  9. Meal Plan for Runner

    Hi everyone! My husband and I are on Day 2 of our first Whole30. I am a runner and typically run between 40-50 miles. Is it ok to turn my post-workout meal (within 30 minutes) into my breakfast but with less fat, as it would be very difficult to eat another meal within 60-90 minutes do to my work schedule and my commute. For example, yesterday I had a 10-mile workout. Within 30 minutes of finishing I had a microwaved sweet potato, two scrambled eggs and some sauteed greens and brussel sprouts. About three hours later, I had a normal Whole30 meal. I then ate two more Whole30 compliant meals. So it seems I'm really eating almost four meals, except not as much fat right after the workout. Is this ok? Or is this eating too much? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Please let me know if you have any questions. Best, Elizabeth
  10. Marathon Training

    I just ordered 'It Starts With Food' and the two cook books from Amazon. I'm gathering as much info as possible before starting the Whole30 challenge. I am currently training for the 2014 Boston Marathon. My training includes running 4-5 times a week, with the weekly mileage going anywhere from 25-40 miles a week. In addition, I lift weights 3x a week, and throw in an additional 2-3 light cardio sessions. I also took my very first yoga class tonight. I've typically consumed traditional bodybuilding diets, which eventually taper down to super-low carbs (30-50 g day). I still can't envision living without whey protein shakes, but I can try for 30 days... I've also never run a marathon, and I've been reading on what the pros do. They are carb freaks and eat all types of starches in all forms. I know that's not for me. My instincts are pushing me toward the Paleo lifestyle. I'm hoping the calories will be sufficient. I will read more about it when my book arrives, but I was hoping the veterans here could give me a head start: What is the general macro nutrient percentage breakdown (prot/carbs/fat) for the Whole9 lifestyle? Do the carb restriction/nutritional programs of the Whole9 lifestyle and the 30 day challenge support my current training demands? Whether it's bodybuilding or endurance sports, I know that recovery and performance requires optimum nutrition. Hoping to get some positive feedback from those living Whole9 lifestyle. Thanks -T-
  11. Runners - what do you eat *during* long training runs? This is my first day of Whole 30 and my half-marathon training mileage is starting to climb. Feeling intimidated - first long run is in 2 days. What are good substitutes for gu, shot blocks, etc? Easier to carry is better. I don't have a whole lot of room in my race belt to go lugging a sweet potato around with me. Thanks!
  12. I am on Day 4 of my first Whole30. So far I feel pretty good! Surprisingly, the hardest thing for me to give up is chewing gum! I'm doing the Chicago Marathon in October. I've continued working out as usual, but have not been able to run this week. Usually, my Saturdays involve a longer run. What would be the best pre/post workout fuel for this? I appreciate your input! Hilda
  13. Whole30 Completed!

    Thoughts on my Whole30 experience. What a great program.