Canadian Running

Runner’s Kitchen

The Mountain Meal Plan RECIPES Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes, Power Breakfast Cookies, Backpacker Muffins

- By Kim Doerksen

Fuelling for a long trail run is a little different than being out on the roads. The elevation change is typically greater, the pace can be slower, and the time it takes to cover a similar distance on the roads will be longer. It’s a unique way to see some of the country’s most spectacula­r countrysid­e, and some of the mountainto­p views are hard to get on the roads. Similar to being out on the roads, it’s important to provide your body with the necessary energy for the run itself, and for proper recovery after. From wholesome muff ins and cookies to warm post-run meals, these recipes provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Chock full of nuts, fruit, seeds, and whole grains, the muffins and cookies are perfect to pair with a good cup of coffee before heading out the door.

Preparing a post-run meal before getting out the door will decrease the chances of having a hanger breakdown. Throw all the ingredient­s into a slow cooker before heading out, and it’ll be ready to eat when you get in the door.

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