Marathon Training- What do you eat?

I just registered for the Rock n' Roll half marathon in October! This is my first half marathon and I'm starting now to train for it. I've never been a consistent runner, but I do run on and off.

Now I trying to run every other day on the weekdays and doing my long run on Saturday. This week's mileage is about 27 miles. I find that I have a huge appetite, even more so than usual... I've been eating a lot more carbs, especially.

Just curious about other Serious Eaters who are runners and what kind of foods you eat during your training. Any good recipes for pre-race carb loading, advice, carb to protein ratio, etc? What kinds of foods do you eat before running and for recovery?

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