In the August issue of the Runner's World, there is an article about an exclusive training club, the Hansons-Brooks Long Distance Project. In short, they are the dominant, best, US marathon team of American runners. Among the top 10 US runners, half would be in their team of 23 members. The lengthy article was on the effectiveness of group training, but what drew my attention was their dinner menu.
So what's on their dinner menu?
Pizza and a couple of beers, and, that's it. That what I would call it 'life'.
The moral of the story is that regardless of what other people say, elite trainers and runners know what their body needs to win.