So last year when I started to train for my first marathon I was also trying to loose weight....of course! Aren't we all. Well, all it took was one of the trainers we worked out with to tell me that I needed to NOT diet and make sure I ate carbs in the evening, if I was running in the morning. He said a lot more but all I heard was no more dieting and eat carbs! =) Needless to say I took advantage of this and didn't really loose any weight. Even though I was running any where from 30-40 miles a week, I pretty much staying the same size. No bueno!
This year, I am really trying to learn more about proper running nutrition. What do I need to eat. When should I eat it. And, how much do I really need. Runners World is always a great source, so I am starting there and hopefully it will lead me to other articles, books, and forums regarding diet.