I ate a bowl of puffed rice and a cup of coffee at 7:30 a.m. and was out the door to run by 8:00. Without some food, I find myself bonking after about 45 minutes. However, yesterday I did a spin class inside and any food in the preceding 90 minutes would have been a very BAD idea. I need to eat at least 1 and half to two hours before spinning.
It's definitely an individual preference. I wait longer than a lot of my friends or else I get side stitches. It also varies on what type of workout I'm doing. I need to wait longer before running if I'm doing any hard running than if I'm just running easy.
2010 Goals: Get under 6 hours for a half Ironman triathlon Get under 8 min/mi for a 5K - DONE 4/3
2010 Big Races: Jan 15-17 Bermuda Half Challenge (8:15 Mile, 1:01:20 10K, and 2:11:32 half marathon) June 6 Mooseman 70.3 triathlon (6:30:25) Aug 22 Timberman 70.3 triathlon (6:10:14)
Usually a BARE minimum of 3-4 hours and nothing big, maybe a small smoothie two hours before, but frankly that's not really working for me. So right now I'm heading out for a run after a turkey dinner - though a very light/small portioned one - about 2 hours ago. hahahahha - wish me luck ;o) (I'm only going for 5k)
Update: FABULOUS! I am no longer as afraid of eating before a run. ahhhhh....what moonlight magic! Ok, 1-2 hours, something with protein.
Edited by: GOEGIRL at: 4/2/2010 (22:14)
Kirsten Peterborough, Ontario
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I often run right after eating a small amount such as piece or two of toast. It isn't a problem as long as it isn't too hot. Also, I tend to drink coffee right before a run - again not a problem, I just can't put milk in it (almond milk is fine, but regular causes nausea)
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