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Road2Slimdom Amateur 31 posts since
Apr 20, 2011
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May 4, 2011 3:07 AM

Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

Hi,


I have been doing my run first thing in the morning and coming back to have my bowl of porridge ... oh I love my porridge


But some days I feel hungry while out running, my energy levels aren't too good either.


So I think I need to have a pre run snack ... I still want to come home and have my porridge, so I want it to be something small and low points on Weight Watchers.


Someone suggested a banana, but they give me wind and make me constipated, so do you guys and gals have any ideas what I could have as a pre run snack?


xx





Deb xx

Postive Thoughts Create ~ Positive Feelings ~ Create Positive Actions

Started WW on 10th Jan 2011 ~ 1st 8lb's loss so far

BMI down to 27.54

I can and I will do this ~ nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough!

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    1. May 4, 2011 5:07 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Try  toast with little peanut butter.  Some reasons to running before eating 1st thing in the morning it help's teach you body to use fats first.  More for marathon training.

  • LadyOfThStars1 Amateur 16 posts since
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    2. May 4, 2011 5:14 AM (in response to BOSNPM)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    I am going to second the toast with PB.  Or any nut butter, for that matter. Sometimes I will do a little bit of a protein drink meant for pre-workout if I'm not in the mood for bread.  I run after work right around dinner time, so a mid afternoon shake often helps me out immensely with maintaining energy for a decent run.

     

    Some other ideas:

     

    I small bit of oats with some pb on top.

    Banana and pb. (Have I mentioned my love of pb yet??)





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  • PACTwink Amateur 18 posts since
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    3. May 4, 2011 6:11 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Toast, natural peanut butter (Teddie's is my favorite) and some honey. That'll usually keep me going for at least 5 miles which if I'm doing longer is about when I start with mid-run fueling. When I get back it's usually some more peanut butter, oatmeal, greek yogurt, or a Larabar. I can easily eat a jar of peanut butter every 7-10 days when I'm in full training mode.

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    4. May 4, 2011 6:58 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Ideas Please!

    Deb:  Put me in the peanut butter camp as well, either on whole wheat toast or a bagel.  I also like Kellogg's Nutri Grain bars.  I also drink about eight ounces of water/sports drink.  I don't know where all this fits on the Weight Watchers points scale.  Depending on how much I've eaten (depending on how far I plan to run), I give myself 45-60 minutes between eating and starting my run for digestion.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

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    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    5. May 4, 2011 9:19 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    ww toast and little peanut butter does the trick for me

  • allmylove Expert 51 posts since
    Apr 24, 2011
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    7. May 4, 2011 10:56 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    What about a sliced apple and peanut butter (I love the peanut butter too).  I'm not a weightwatchers person, but it seems that would be a great snack item, high in natural fiber, peanut butter to hold you longer with the protien?

  • PACTwink Amateur 18 posts since
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    8. May 4, 2011 11:05 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Look at natural peanut butters as they don't have any added sugar

  • LadyOfThStars1 Amateur 16 posts since
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    9. May 4, 2011 11:16 AM (in response to PACTwink)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Very true on the natural peanut butters.  PLUS, on a lot of them you actually know what the ingredients are rather than it being something you have to struggle to pronounce.





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  • FENWAYPARK34 Rookie 1 posts since
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    10. May 4, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    If I am doing a long run (Six miles or more) I eat a whole wheat Bagel Thin with natural peanut butter or almond butter with honey drizzled over it and a small banana.  This works for me every time If I am heading out to do speedwork which is always 3+ miles I only take a Gatorade Shot.  Happy Running

  • TBergenn Rookie 5 posts since
    May 2, 2011
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    12. May 4, 2011 7:01 PM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

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  • Colleen412 Amateur 15 posts since
    Apr 25, 2011
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    13. May 4, 2011 7:05 PM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Here's *my* routine:

     

    I usually have 2 whole grain waffles w/ peanut butter on it, a can of FRS, 2 of my calcuim/magnesium and 2 osteo-biflex tablets.

     

    I have a can of salmon for a quick shot of protein when I get back from a run, take a shower, then have my actual breakfast.

     

    Hope this helps.





    Colleen

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    41 min, 33 sec

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  • goodoldgal Amateur 15 posts since
    Apr 11, 2011
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    14. May 12, 2011 10:50 PM (in response to Road2Slimdom)
    Re: Pre Run Snack Idea's Please!

    Just a comment on your problem with the banana.

     

    My dad used to say that bananas must have a enzyme in them that some people don't use very well.

     

    When I used to eat a banana, I would get a raging stomach ache.

     

    Then I learned (from my dad) to nuke the banana for 10 seconds in the microwave.  In the peel.

    It doesn't "do" anything to the banana.  Doesn't even make it warm.  It toasts the ends of the peel very so slightly.

    It must neutralize that enzyme, if that is what it is, that makes the banana BAD for me.

     

    So THEN eat the banana.  I can eat a nuked banana and have NO stomach ache whatsoever.

     

    Maybe I'll get some bananas and have them as a pre-run treat.  Nuked of course.

     

    Try it -- it may fix your banana problem.  I have no idea why this works, but it works for me.

     

    Good Old Gal

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