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What runners eat: no-bake, gluten free energy bars

The scene: Me, in a San Francisco Walgreens, desperately seeking something portable I could eat before the Nike Women’s Half Marathon. I didn’t find what I was looking for at Walgreens. I eventually was able to find a gluten free energy bar at a high end grocery store. I bought it because I needed something to eat before the race …

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What runners eat: lentil tacos

If you follow my food posts, you may have noticed I usually post recipes on Friday so you can go into the weekend with a new recipe to try out after your weekend long run. But I’m posting the lentil tacos recipe today. Because Taco Tuesday. How do I know runners eat lentil tacos? Because once upon a time, in …

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What runners eat: açaí smoothie bowl

Last week my son asked me to take him to the juice bar near our house. Despite having opened more than a year ago and featuring very trendy smoothie bowls on its menu, we still hadn’t ventured inside. Two smoothie bowls and $18 later, I discovered why the juice bar is an occasional treat and not a replacement for my …

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What runners eat: chia nectarine pudding

What do runners eat? Some of us might be tempted to look at the mileage we’re putting in and reply, “Whatever we want.” And it’s true, a lot of runners know how to balance mostly-healthy choices with the occasional indulgence. Others, for health or personal reasons, take this a step further and stick to paleo, gluten free, or vegan diets. …