I'm planning to train for longer distance races (first a 10k, then a half-marathon), and I was wondering about the detrimental effects of eating at irregular intervals during the day.
Having just started a graduate program, I find it increasingly difficult to eat regular meals. In the last weeks or so I get most of my food in the evening (after 8pm), constantly skipping breakfast and/or lunch.
My question therefore is, how important is the timing of your meals during the day ? (assuming that the total food intake per day is healthy and adequate). Also, given an irregular eating schedule, what food groups work best (to salvage the situation) ?