Meghann Featherstun is a sports dietitian and is hugely passionate about performance fuel for your life. She has been on this podcast before talking about all things nutrition for runners. That was episode 401. She is very passionate about carbohydrates and how to fuel before a marathon and during the marathon. She breaks that down in this episode.
Meghann had a big goal at the Chicago Marathon. She was there for work but had her own goals. She wanted to run around a 2:52 marathon but she ran a 2:50! She shares all about her race in this episode. She shares about the weekend, what she did differently for this marathon, her training, and the race itself. Most importantly, we talk about the importance of bringing joy into your running. She had a smile on her face the entire race. She was so happy to be there but was working really hard as well!
What we talked about:
3:00- Catching up with Meghann
5:55- Recapping the race
8:10- Her mindset going into the race
10:35- How she has found to love training
11:50- Working with Abbott
15:15- Meghann’s coach
16:40- Racing a half ironman
20:20- Her fueling strategy in the Chicago Marathon race
29:10- Her pacing strategy in the race
37:10- Things she would do differently in the race
38:15- Advice for being patient in a marathon
43:20- Fueling for the marathon
47:45- Finding joy in racing and training
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