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What Athletes Eat: Morgan Uceny’s Pre Long-Run Dinner

June 24, 2015

The 2012 Olympian is qualified for the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend and is looking forward to a summer on the European racing circuit, with her eyes firmly on the big picture, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year.

By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie, ESPN W

We caught up with 1500-meter specialist Morgan Uceny to find out how she fuels the Miles. The 2012 Olympian is qualified for the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, this weekend and is looking forward to a summer on the European racing circuit, with her eyes firmly on the big picture, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next year. Her dietary MO: meat and veggies. Here's a spaghetti (squash) and meatball dish Uceny tucked into on a recent Saturday night -- her perfect fuel for Sunday's long run.

Day and time: Saturday night, 7:30 p.m.

Place: My apartment in Brighton, Massachusetts

What I'm eating: "Spaghetti" and meatballs using spaghetti squash, pork and kale meatballs, and a spicy Arrabiata marinara sauce.

Whose recipe? I try to avoid grains and dairy in my diet, so I find a lot of culinary inspiration via Paleo recipes. Some of my favorites are nom nom paleo and The Domestic Man. I don't follow a strict Paleo diet, but it's helpful having these recipes as a starting point. Then I can substitute where I want.

Continue reading at: espn.go.com

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