I start a long run early in the morning (6:30) - no time to eat and wait. I have tried different things. What works best is to have a GU and a drink of water. The caffeine in the GU doesn’t hurt either!
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on something small to eat that still gives me the energy to run 8+ miles without cramping. After my endless experiments to try to figure out what food was causing the intense pain in my abdomen, sometime I feel it behind my rib cage as well, I figured out I really just need to eat on an empty stomach. I cannot eat less than 2-2 1/2 hours before I run. For short runs, this is kind of a whatever thing but I'm training for a 1/2 marathon and will eventually be training for a marathon and then an Ironman. Obviously, I can't preform these tasks well without some kind of nutrition to keep me going. Anyone else have these problems? Suggestions?? Any advice wold be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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