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11/10/11 4:03 P

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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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6/28/11 9:15 A

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I usually eat oatmeal. But, sometimes I'll eat only a banana and have the oatmeal after the run.

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6/27/11 9:57 P

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I found if I keep the meal size small I can eat it 1 hour before, if the portion is larger I need to wait 2hours, since im fueling to run i keep it small



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H_NICOLE11's Photo H_NICOLE11 Posts: 29
6/27/11 8:56 P

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Yummm! Oatmeal with a few chocolate chips sounds like a fantastic idea!

*Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, win like a champion.

*Do it for everyone who said you couldn't.

*Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

~Heather


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6/27/11 7:00 P

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I can't eat less than 2 hours prior to a long run. I eat oatmeal with a few chocolate chips and a bit of milk.

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6/27/11 5:29 P

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Thanks! I haven't tried oatmeal since I'm following Adkins but a small bowl of carbs is way better than how I feel less than a mile in.

*Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, win like a champion.

*Do it for everyone who said you couldn't.

*Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

~Heather


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FREEDOMSTAR's Photo FREEDOMSTAR Posts: 13,836
6/27/11 5:25 P

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I only eat some oatmeal blueberries honey, maybe some coffee & brown sugar
water

I dont eat any fats or protein until after my run it works for me

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H_NICOLE11's Photo H_NICOLE11 Posts: 29
6/27/11 5:10 P

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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!!

*Train like an athlete, eat like a nutritionist, sleep like a baby, win like a champion.

*Do it for everyone who said you couldn't.

*Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

~Heather


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