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2154 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2009 6:52 PM by SOJO9
Zenaida Arroyo Rookie 1 posts since
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Jun 29, 2009 10:51 AM

What to eat before a long run?

I normally eat oatmeal before a long run but am getting bored with it? What do you all eat? Suggestions? Thanks.

  • warias Expert 51 posts since
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    1. Jun 29, 2009 11:59 AM (in response to Zenaida Arroyo)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

     

    I eat peanut butter with a waffle or   Banana with one glass of milk.

     

     

     

     

     

    AFTER my runs i normally drink a glass of chocolate milk

     

     





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  • LovinWeights Rookie 2 posts since
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    2. Jun 29, 2009 12:40 PM (in response to Zenaida Arroyo)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    Before I go for a long run i eat whey protein souffle and a 1/2 apple. The souffle is really quick and easy... just 1/4 cup egg whites; 2 scoops whey (1 serving); and mix together cooked for 55-60 seconds and drizzled with sugar-free syrup. I also eat this after weight lifting workout too and it taste awesome.





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  • dg12 Amateur 76 posts since
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    3. Jul 18, 2009 7:29 PM (in response to Zenaida Arroyo)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    fig newtons

  • marley mission Pro 65 posts since
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    4. Jul 22, 2009 6:31 PM (in response to dg12)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    experiment

     

    i have found a combo that seems to help me cause its what i like - it stimulates bowel movement before i run and also doesnt bother my stomach during the run

     

    4 ounces espresso w/ steamed milk

     

     

    9oz water

     

     

    1 cup cracklin oat bran cereal

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    this is what i just had before my 12.2 run and i felt great - drank 9oz during run and 200 cal GU pack mid run - i think most would rec more hydration during the run but i dont like to put alot in my stomach while i'm running - i was carrying an extra GU pack but didnt use or feel the need and i also just finished the water as i finished - as my runs get longer i would anticipate an increase in both areas of fueling

     

     

    also - the night before i drank a smoothie (1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 4-5 strawberries, 1 cup milk, ice to texture - bout 400-500 cal drink) for dinner and snack 2 hours later a pint of 300 cal cran blueberry sorbet

     

     

    plan to do this fri into this sat doing a 14.4 mile run sat morning

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    btw - i love oatmeal and often have that w some fruit post run





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  • SOJO9 Amateur 30 posts since
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    5. Aug 6, 2009 10:27 AM (in response to Zenaida Arroyo)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    2 pieces of multi grain toast with honey...and a cup of tea.





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  • metheron Expert 47 posts since
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    6. Aug 8, 2009 8:11 PM (in response to SOJO9)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    good suggestions, how soon before running do you eat? How long do you let it digest prior to running?





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  • SOJO9 Amateur 30 posts since
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    7. Aug 22, 2009 6:52 PM (in response to metheron)
    Re: What to eat before a long run?

    For me, the toast is light enough that I can run within 30 minutes.  I eat before I get dressed, and by the time I am laced up...belly feels good.





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