Friday, November 17

Food Rules For Running.

I have been having a dilemma with running. During the week when I run at lunch, I have trouble going 4 miles, but on the weekend, I can go 6 without any trouble. I can only assume it has to do with eating habits. During the week, I wake up, go to work and eat a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries, raisins, honey and protein powder. Then lately I have been snacking on stupid mini candy bars and then maybe some fruit. The lunch run is not fun. But on Saturday's for the big run, I wake up, make coffee, and either have a bagel and a banana 1.5 hours before the run or a big bowl of Kashi Harvest Wheat, blueberries, and 1/2 a banana. The run was fantastic.

So I have been trying to figure out what I can do during the week to aid in the lunch runs. I did some searching online and found a few interesting articles on other digestive running topics. Here they are for your enrichment.

Lower GI cramping/Gas prevention

Best food shopping list

Losing weight without sacrificing energy/performance

1 comment:

painterjoy said...

Thank you for the links about running. I have been jogging/running recreationally for about 6 years now. I almost always run first thing in the morning, before any food, and I never have any digestive/energy problems.

It could be that your natural bio rythym is better in the AM. By noon, you might be on a natural downswing.

My favorite morning energy boost is a cup of frozen berries in a blender with 8oz.water, 1 Tbs faxseed oil, and a scoop of whey protein powder. This mixture never upsets my very sensitive system.

Please keep updating as you discover new food-energy tips! thanks!

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