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?