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Eating before LRs (Read 332 times)

runmomto3boys


    I'm going to mess around with eating before some of my LRs.  If you eat b/f your LRs, what do you eat for breakfast and how long b/f you go out do you eat? 

      I don't have any tips but I was wondering the same thing! So I am going to follow this thread too

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      happylily


        This morning, I had a bowl of oatmeal and a coffee. Sometimes, it's an English muffin with jam and a coffee. Then, I usually wait an hour. Sometimes it's two if I'm being lazy. Then I'm off. Today, I ran 18 miles. No sport drink, no gel. I'm experimenting with not fueling during training runs. I should have had at least water, but it was cold and I didn't feel like stopping. For my races, I do pretty much the same thing, but I'll have a gel before the start of the race, and then one at half point. And some gatorade or water here and there.

        PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

        4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


        Mmmmm...beer

          I eat oatmeal and a banana about 1.5-2 hours before my long runs, works well for me.

          -Dave

           

          2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

          runmomto3boys


            This morning, I had a bowl of oatmeal and a coffee. Sometimes, it's an English muffin with jam and a coffee. Then, I usually wait an hour. Sometimes it's two if I'm being lazy. Then I'm off. Today, I ran 18 miles. No sport drink, no gel. I'm experimenting with not fueling during training runs. I should have had at least water, but it was cold and I didn't feel like stopping. For my races, I do pretty much the same thing, but I'll have a gel before the start of the race, and then one at half point. And some gatorate or water here and there.

             

            An English muffin and jam is a good idea.  I think I could stomach that.  The gel before the race is a good idea too for some extra calories.  I felt really hungry the AM of my marathon, but I didn't want to eat anything b/c I never did in training.  That is why I want to try to practice with eating now.  With my history of stomach stuff, I tend to be cautious, but I think I've got that under control now.

             

             Oatmeal makes me poop like instantly.  Is that TMI?  Sorry.  I'm not sure that would be a good idea, though, for me pre-LR.  Or maybe it would be b/c I'd poop then run.  Hmmm....

             

            Bananas = vom.  I can't stand them!


            Bad Ass

              Since my LRs start at 6am, I don't really eat anything before my long runs except I drink an iced coffee one hour prior. For marathons, if they start at 6am, I do the same. Otherwise, I would eat an everything bagel with cream cheese and my coffee.

              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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              Nevrgivup


                I've always eating a small bagel with peanut butter about 30 minutes prior to my run. My longest run isn't as long as yours though. My longest run is around 12 miles. Wink

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                Bad Ass

                  Oatmeal always makes me poop all the time.

                   

                  An English muffin and jam is a good idea.  I think I could stomach that.  The gel before the race is a good idea too for some extra calories.  I felt really hungry the AM of my marathon, but I didn't want to eat anything b/c I never did in training.  That is why I want to try to practice with eating now.  With my history of stomach stuff, I tend to be cautious, but I think I've got that under control now.

                   

                   Oatmeal makes me poop like instantly.  Is that TMI?  Sorry.  I'm not sure that would be a good idea, though, for me pre-LR.  Or maybe it would be b/c I'd poop then run.  Hmmm....

                   

                  Bananas = vom.  I can't stand them!

                  Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                  Next:  San Francisco Marathon

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                  "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                  kbrks


                    RMTB WHAT!?!??! you don't like bananas?

                     

                    I usually eat oatmeal, bagels, fruit, etc. The key is to not eat too much (in volume) before a run. I wait atleast 2 hrs before running. Typical breakfast for me includes: bagel with cream cheese, banana, 1 cup of coffee.

                    happylily


                      Heidi, ideally, you want as big of a poop as you can before a LR or marathon. You need to get rid of that meal from the night before, but keep a bit of food (part of the breakfast) inside of you for support during the race. Usually, right after the race, the breakfast wants out too. Now, is THAT TMI? Big grin

                      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                      4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

                      kbrks


                        Ok, someone needs to re-title this thread to Pooping before LRs. Everyone and their mom is talking about poop in this thread.

                        happylily


                          It's such a cute word... :-) poop poop poop poop poop...

                          PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                  Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                          4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


                          The Chairman

                            If running in the afternoon, a regular meal of about 1000-1200 calories or so, then go out when I feel ready. Usually 3-4 hours later.  Pretty much anything not terribly spicy will do. Some favorites include Chipotle burritos, Blimpie 12 inchers, or Panera soup and sandwich. 

                             

                            If going out after waking up, at a minimum a yogurt, banana, and maybe a handful of potato chips about an hour before heading out. The latter doesn't work great, but usually gets me through what I need to do. 

                            runshortii2008


                              My LRs aren't as long as yours, but I'll have something light like toast or yogurt and my coffee. Can't function without my coffee
                              Nakedbabytoes


                              levitation specialist

                                My longest runs so far are 11 miles. I eat a package of Nature Valley granola bars and drink a Diet Mtn Dew within 30 minutes of heading out the door. My shorter morning runs, I just take a swig of water and chew a piece of gum as I run. My mid range runs of 4-7 twice a week are 30-45 minutes after we eat dinner. I eat whatever they are having, just not as much so I don't feel oaf-ish those first few miles. Sometimes I deeply regret the choice of beer I had with dinner(some of them really don't settle well!)

                                Nothing makes me poop. Not even real life. I poop like once a week, it is normal for me and I eat a balanced diet and am healthy. My doctor said I am "efficent" at getting energy from my food and have little waste product.

                                Yeah, whatever! I must tell you though that my youngest son is "blessed" with my turtle like ability to eliminate infrequently. Nice at the diaper & potty training stage I tell ya!

                                 

                                Okay, who's gonna one up me on the TMI scale? This is a contest, right??!!

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