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Ashley Arnold Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:28 TWEET COMMENTS 5

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Sweet Potatoes
Approximately $1.50 per pound

Not only do sweet potatoes pack your daily dose of Vitamin A, the purple-fleshed variety have important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which, combined with starchy carbs, make them an ideal endurance fuel.

We sliced sweet potatoes one-inch thick and roasted them with cinnamon and salt the night before a long run, cooled them in the fridge overnight and enjoyed rounds from a plastic baggie every 30 minutes or so during a long run. To make them softer, boil them and cut them into cubes like Zeke Tiernan, an elite ultraunner in Basalt, Colorado, does.

Says Tiernan, “Sweet potatoes taste good, digest easily and are cheap, plus I like eating real food.”





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