Eating Before Your Run

Posted: February 19, 2013 in Running, Running Nutrition
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Food is a very important tool for your body especially since it is the gasoline to keep it going. Everybody has their own preference on when to eat and if they want to eat before running or after. The only thing that’s not up for discussion is keeping your body hydrated properly and eating regularly.

With that said, I have run both on a full stomach and an empty stomach. Based on my experience, I prefer running and then eating rather than vice versa. It’s much easier on my stomach and I’m more focused on what I’m doing rather than trying to find a bathroom. It’s either that or feeling nauseated while trying to run. Food feels very heavy to me and it’s never a good feeling when I’m trying to run with food in my stomach.

The most important thing is to feel energized and able to carry yourself through any run that you have planned out. Eating a big mac and fries along with a large coke is not the most ideal pre-running meal because of all the grease and c r a p you’re putting in your body. I’ve always believed that runners should worship their bodies and eat good food. Food is your fuel, you want to be sure to put the right fuel in your body to help break down and build up cells.

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