As my runs get longer, I have been looking harder at what I eat and drink before and after a run. I have to eat something before I work out in the morning. That something is usually a packet of oatmeal. I cannot eat much more or I feel sick during the run. If I run in the afternoon, I usually eat a Luna bar before my run. I cannot eat dinner before a run. Depending on the time in the evening, I eat dinner after my run or I wait till several hours after dinner and do a late run. I find fruit and almonds a great post run snack.
I have been just beginning to try out different during race fuels and electrolytes. I found this article very helpful. Finding a perfect balance of before and during run fuel feels like an art form I am just starting to figure out.
What do you eat and drink before a run? How about during? And after?
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