Menu: Philly Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
I’ll be the one cheering with a hot chocolate in one hand and a big poster in the other.
The Philadelphia Marathon is back.
Last year PB and I finally fulfilled our dream of running a half marathon. We trained with a group of friends and had so much fun running, eating, and having sweatpants parties together. After a failed first attempt in 2008, we completed our first half marathon. As if that wasn’t enough, my crazy husband and I hosted a huge after party with the help of friends- complete with a fun poem invitation.
We still have sweatpants parties, but this year PB is the only one in the group running. He has set his sights on a higher goal: the full marathon.
Training for your first marathon is a bigger deal than a half marathon. It requires a lot of patience, hard work, and drive. PB has all of that, but he is lucky that he also has a secret weapon: Gina. Gina has run many marathons, and she even BQed at one earlier this year. Not only is she coming to run the marathon, but she has been helping PB with his nutrition planning for before, during, and after his long runs. The pre-race menu we will prepare together is based off of Gina’s many years of experience. We are keeping it simple yet straightforward, balanced and delicious.
I am also hosting a post-race after party. That will be for a much larger group and will require a significant amount of cooking, so we have kept this menu as simple as possible. The only rule? Sweatpants required.
Since I am not running the race, I have spent these training weeks training for the pre-race dinner and post-race party. To me, it’s just as much fun, don’t you think?
Philly Marathon Pre-Race Dinner
Mixed greens with apples, walnuts, raisins and feta in a fig balsamic dressing
Roasted bone in chicken breast
Simple baked potatoes & sweet potatoes
Apple strudel for those who need the extra fuel to cheer on the runners
Other menus of interest:
11.2009 Philadelphia Half Marathon After Party
A Sweatpants Only Pizza Party
Thanksgiving Brunch Menu 2009
Welcome to Fall
Reading our 2009 Half Marathon Race recap makes me really excited to cheer on PhillyBoy and friends in just a few weeks!!!
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