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3/11/12 5:22 P

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I am 56 yrs old, started walking / running 3 weeks ago. intend on running my first ever 5K race this year.

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3/11/12 5:19 P

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I have made it a point to walk/run 3 miles everytime I go out at least 3 times a week. I don't have a set time during the day. I work nights, and fit it in when I can. But I make it a point to eat something light before I go, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water works best for me. and make it a point not to start my exercise until 1 hour later.

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3/11/12 1:55 P

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Thank you - I thought I had seen an article on this but couldn't remember where to locate it.

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3/11/12 5:09 A

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Check out the article from Spark People regarding this subject:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
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3/10/12 5:06 P

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I think the answer is different for everyone - and it depends on when you run and your body. I get cramps and feel a bit nauseous if I run too soon after eating. I also run in the morning and rarely ever eat before noon. Well unless you count coffee and eating...
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3/10/12 2:04 P

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I was just searching for the answer to this. Some said to eat something light before the workout and some said not to. I have to eat a little something before my workout in the morning (usually an evening workout). I am hypoglycemic and have noticed that since I started dieting and am not snacking at night, that I get the shakes when I wake up. I have a little peanut butter on a slice of toast or 1/2 a banana or some yogurt. I can't handle anything heavier or I get sick to my stomach.

Interested in hearing what others say.

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3/10/12 10:35 A

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I've been doing my walk very early in the morning and most days I haven't eaten before I start. I feel ok and usually have breakfast within 30 -40 minutes after I am back home. But I'm wondering if there is a right or wrong approach to eat or not eat before the training (or exercise in general I suppose).

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