A slightly dodgy run I had yesterday prompted me to look into and think about what I'm eating as a runner.
I've only been running a few months, but my fitness has improved incredibly, just by regular and consistent running. Recently, I've settled in to a pattern of running four times a week - two 5Ks and two 10Ks. Seen as a weekly summary, the calorie burn is not spectacular - maybe a little over 3000 a week.
I've been playing around with myFitnessPal after my 10K this morning. It tells me that I should consume 3,707 calories today! (My run burned over 1000 calories).
Fiddling around with what I've eaten and what I plan to eat, that's really quite difficult!
It's important to manage your diet as a runner, I think - you need the right quantity of glycogen-replenishing energy and protein, or you won't be able to perform as you could.
Does anybody take a lot of notice of the food they eat other than from the perspective of losing weight?