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5/29/11 10:49 P

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I keep granola bars around, and in fact just bought a 96 bar box at Costco. I keep a couple in my car in case my blood sugar drops. I will also eat one just before ocean swimming since we start at 7:00 a.m. I figure if it doesn't upset my stomach while going up and down in the water, they will be fine for a run.

You can also try gels and powdered drink mixes like Heed that come in a single serving envelope have some calories in them. While pre-made dry snack foods aren't the best for you, you can make your own and store in baggies, or look for something at your local healty food store.

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5/29/11 7:55 A

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you could try half a bagel, or some dry cereal, or dried fruit.

Enjoy your 5k training and happy running!

Edited by: MBSHAZZER at: 5/29/2011 (07:56)
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5/28/11 7:49 P

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Hi, I just joined this group. I am currently training for a 5K after a few nagging injuries knocked me back for a while. I run after work so about 4-5 hours after lunch. If I run on an empty stomach I feel nauseated the entire run so I usually have a small snack around 3-4pm. I'm getting sick of bananas, does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative? I work in a patient care environment so it has to be something really quick and neat, like a pre-fab bar or drink. I've tried Boost, very convenient but so much sugar! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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