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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.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
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)
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts" - Winston Churchill
2012 Running Mileage: 2,065
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!