Soylent and Marathon Training - Any tips?


#1

I am training for my second marathon and am on a diet of about 80% soylent (every third day or so I’ll have a typical meal. plus snacking here and there).

I’m not at my super long runs yet, just doing 11 miles or so. I remember while training for my first marathon, nutrition didn’t seem to make a difference until I was hitting the 16 mile mark. That’s when I hit the wall, totally revamped my diet, and was able to perform much better.

So, now that I’m using Soylent, I want to know what I can do to maximize my energy and recovery. This early in the game, I’m going to start adding a tablespoon of Chia Seeds and a teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon to help with the anti-oxidants and blood flow. During and after runs I load up on eloctrolyte gels and drinks.

What else would help me? Any tips or advice? Anyone run a marathon on the Soylent diet?


#2

Don’t forget to add salt to your Soylent. It has less than the DRI to begin with and with all that running and sweating your salt needs will be higher.


#3

Thanks, good tip. I actually have some salt capsules that I forgot about. I’ll start incorporating those on days that I run.