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Should i eat beore i run

  • Posted:
    Hi guys,
    
    Im starting running but only have time in a morning so wondering whats best to do.
    
    Here's the plan.
    
    Wake up at 6am and set off at 6:30am for a run lasting between 30min-60min.
    
    Not sure whether to eat before i set off or just have a coffe or glass of milk and have breakfast when i get back.
    
    help appreciated 
     
    Hi guys,
    
    Im starting running but only have time in a morning so wondering whats best to do.
    
    Here's the plan.
    
    Wake up at 6am and set off at 6:30am for a run lasting between 30min-60min.
    
    Not sure whether to eat before i set off or just have a coffe or glass of milk and have breakfast when i get back.
    
    help appreciated
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  • Posted:
    I usually have a big mug of tea and a banana or a banana smoothie with oatmeal in it, or sometimes cold curry or left-over pizza .  But never beer in the morning.
    
    I know others who can't stomach anything more than water b4 early morning run.
    
    For a run more than an hour I reckon you should try to eat something but it's really up to your stomach.
     
    What works for you? 
     
    I usually have a big mug of tea and a banana or a banana smoothie with oatmeal in it, or sometimes cold curry or left-over pizza .  But never beer in the morning.
    
    I know others who can't stomach anything more than water b4 early morning run.
    
    For a run more than an hour I reckon you should try to eat something but it's really up to your stomach.
     
    What works for you?
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  • Posted:
    Hi there,i used to have a bite to eat,but then had to usually wait about an hour before my run so i could digest it.So don,t bother now,so i just take a Lucozade sport while i,am doing my warm up (about 10 mins).then have something when i get back plus a protein drink. 
     
    Hi there,i used to have a bite to eat,but then had to usually wait about an hour before my run so i could digest it.So don,t bother now,so i just take a Lucozade sport while i,am doing my warm up (about 10 mins).then have something when i get back plus a protein drink.
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    Try to drink too and perhaps something light to eat such as a banana will help.
     
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    Try to drink too and perhaps something light to eat such as a banana will help.
    
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  • Posted:
    It depends what you're trying to achieve with your running. Whatever that is you need to eat properly within 90 minutes of your run but your goals determine what and when you should eat before your run. 
    If you're aiming to cut fat then stock up on fluids beforehand but don't eat much if anything - a banana is fine, whereas if you're training for performance then you need fuel in your body to power you through your run so something like porridge or toast at least an hour before you set off is needed. 
     
    It depends what you're trying to achieve with your running. Whatever that is you need to eat properly within 90 minutes of your run but your goals determine what and when you should eat before your run. 
    If you're aiming to cut fat then stock up on fluids beforehand but don't eat much if anything - a banana is fine, whereas if you're training for performance then you need fuel in your body to power you through your run so something like porridge or toast at least an hour before you set off is needed.
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  • Posted:
    I have a quick espresso. Because it's usually 6am and it wakes me up! 
     
    I have a quick espresso. Because it's usually 6am and it wakes me up!
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