What I eat as an Endurance Athlete …  Meals – Part 1

What I eat as an Endurance Athlete …  Meals – Part 1

There are many ways of dieting available for an endurance athlete. Some with great principles and ideas and some other ones that usually hurt the athlete more than what it dows to help.

My approach is probably different from the majority of people. Where the most important thing is to eat a rich and balanced diet. For which it’s main goal is always changing along with my training cycles. But primarily my focus is on maximizing my overall performance.

I try to keep my carbohidrates reserves always high as it is a very important fuel. Protein is normally covered with my daily meals, but in times where I am doing stenght training or very long hours, I the add a supplement.

Here are some of the meals and foods that I normally include in my diet:


  • Chorizo with scrammbled eggs
  • Egg tort
  • Pancakes
  • French toast
  • Oatmeal
  • Arroz con leche
  • Hamm egg and cheese sandwich
  • Rice and eggs
  • Stuffed (sandwich) french toast
  • Waffles
  • Grilled cheese
  • Fish and rice


  • Mole
  • Meat with Potatoes
  • Grilled meat or chicken
  • Tuna Salad
  • Ceviche
  • Carnitas
  • Pizza
  • Spaggeti
  • Chicken Soup
  • Chicken or meat tacos
  • Chicken or meat rice bowls
  • Chicken pasta salad
  • Bbq chicken


  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Fruit
  • Granola
  • Tortilla
  • Bread


  • Protein shake
  • Juices
  • Flavored water
  • Water


  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Pinnaple
  • Mango

Thank you for reading!

Gilberto Cortez - USA Cycling & TrainingPeaks Certified Coach

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