Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What I eat before I go for a run.

I recently was asked what I eat before go for a run.

Runners are a bit on the superstitious side at times. I know I am If I find something that works for me that doesn't cause me to need to find a restroom in a hurry, while on a long run, then I am all about it.

I also eat the same thing before every run because I am a morning runner with one exception, my long run. The long run is in the morning, but I eat more. (Sorry for the confusion. I'm blonde.)

So what do I eat?

If I eat before a shorter run, I eat either a banana or a breakfast bar with nuts in it. I eat about a thirty minutes before I run.

For my long runs I eat both the banana ANNNNNND the breakfast bar.

Right now, I eat the Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Almond bar. It has almonds, oats, and almond butter in it. (For those of you with allergies, it has nuts, milk, soy and wheat.)

But the point is that I eat a little bit of protein before I run. I know lots of runners that like oatmeal, but I can't do it because of the texture. I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to weird textures.

As far as fuel during my long runs, I like Strawberry Clif Shot Bloks. I have two of them at 5 miles and 10 miles.

I also chew gum when I run. It keeps my mouth from getting dry. If my mouth is dry I think I need water and I slow waaaaaay down.

So yeah. That's what I eat.

Happy Wednesday!


Laura said...

How did you get started running? I guess I mean at what weight did you start running and how did you build up stamina to be able to run miles? I'm down 30 lbs but still have a L-O-N-G way to go. I want to run because I know it will help but I'm not exactly sure how to start. I know it's more than just walking outside and taking off...

The Pink Growl said...

I am a big fan of chewing gum while I run too, it just helps me!

JMS said...

I chew a half stick of gum while I run too - a whole stick seems to have too much concentrated sugar in it for me & makes me super jittery & very weird feeling. If I forget my gum I'm so syked out that's it's hard to run but usually after a mile or so I forget & am fine ;)

Jackie Engwicht said...

I've been reading back through your blog the past couple of nights. You've really made me feel more comfortable in taking on my first half. Thanks for all of the info, girl!

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