Posted: 02/06/2011 at 18:09
You need carbs for energy, but make sure they are the right ones. Complex carbs with a low GI rating. Keep away from processed foods as much as possible. Grains, I would have thought would be ideal.
A related question - I'm reading a book at the mo about marathon training, and it suggests that although you probably will lose some weight when completing a training plan for a marathon, it shouldn't be your primary goal, as you need to focus on fuelling correctly for the increased miles. So, what do you focus on: running goals or weight loss goals?