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17/03/2003 at 09:37
Can I eat and then go running immediately after ? Point 4 in the Going for Goals section suggests I can. For some reason though it doesn't sound advisable to me as usually after I eat I could easily sleep !
17/03/2003 at 09:50
It's down to personal preference. I can't run within several hours of eating unless it's just a piece of toast or a biccy. If I do try it I tend to need an emergency pit stop!!
WildWill    pirate
17/03/2003 at 09:52
I normally have something about 90 mins before a run (nothing that repeats and normally crabs) and sometimes a banana a few mins before run

But I have to make sure i GO before the run or I tend to need an emergency pit stop!!
17/03/2003 at 09:59
I've tried to go running after eating. Makes me feel very sick. Nuff said.
17/03/2003 at 10:27
If it's a morning run I tend to have a bowl of porridge an hour before I go out. When I say porridge I mean Oat'so Simple because my best cooking involves the microwave. If it's evening I tend to have sanwiches for lunch and maybe a ceral bar mid afternoon. Depends on how much fuel I need for the intended run. Wouldn't recommend running too soon after food or the bouncing may give you the opportunity to show everyone else what you've just eaten.
17/03/2003 at 15:21
I definitely wouldn't eat crabs before a run. Any kind of seafood sounds pretty dodgy!

17/03/2003 at 18:24
I had omelette for lunch ( 1 ish) on Saturday - lovely lovely running day- ran about 5 ish for 10k....tasted omelette all the way around. yuck yuck yuck. fortunately it stayed put. (just). So avoid omelette as well as seafood!!
18/03/2003 at 13:31
I usually eat about an hour before running, something plain like a bagel.

Word to the wise though - don't eat a crumpet 10 mins before running...I'll leave the end result to your imagination!
18/03/2003 at 13:50
This is what I do:

For Morning Run, I always have breakfast. Generally, porridge made with water not milk or toast (Milk gives me a dodgy tummy when running) - I eat approx 1 hour before run.

Midday Run - Will eat only a banana half hour before.

Evening - Banana half hour before Run.

For Midday and Evening Runs, I eat meals after the run within 2 hours to help recover and muscle recovery.

18/03/2003 at 13:53
Try not to eat 2 hours before a run if it's in the evenings but on my long runs, which tend to be first thing in the morning, I do have a piece of toast and honey an hour before which seems to be okay. Just don't think I can do any serious distance on a completely empty stomach.

Also, have been known to eat on a run i.e. jelly beans - but that's through greed rather than necessity!
18/03/2003 at 13:58
run rabbit run - how on earth do you have the time to do anything else? if i geared my entire day towards eating at the appropriate time to go running, i'd never finish any work. i generally run early mornings on an empty stomach or late afternoon/early evening before tea. what's your secret to fitting everything in so well?

18/03/2003 at 15:35
I was wondering the same thing. like the sound of the jelly beans though...mmmmmm
11/10/2003 at 16:02
I eat an apple about 2 hours before running and that keeps me going for about an hour.
11/10/2003 at 17:14
always have something before - you don't need to be obsessive to think to have a nana 30 mins before you run surely????

hi Flatfeet - how are you?
28/03/2004 at 13:17
I was wondering...i've heard that you should eat carbs before and protein afterwards...or is it the other way round...or does it really matter?
28/03/2004 at 13:36
not sure it matters unless you are doing ultras or bodybuilding

a mix of protein and carbs would give slower release of energy and some protein after helps with muscle repair?
25/01/2005 at 21:10
Hi, I'm new to the site. I'm a Diabetic, (type 1),currently running 11.5 miles in training for the FLM. Unfortunately I have to eat before I run because of my Diabetes. Eating a lot of carbs at the moment and am not loosing any weight. Very frustrating! Any ideas?
09/06/2007 at 09:15
Looking for some advice! I've started running at 5am as work and young kids take up the rest of my day and night. Only problem is im not sure if I should be eating something beforehand. I get up at 04.30 run at 5 for an hour then have quick brekky, protien shake and bath b4 going to work at 06.30. Im worried that my body is just burning the muscles if I've no fuel in me. Obviously getting up earlier would give me time to eat and digest something but I get little enough sleep as it is.
09/06/2007 at 11:59
If you've had a good tea the night before, that should see you ok for your run in the morning - You'll still have plenty of fuel in your muscles. (Sounds like you're running for about an hour?)
If you have your tea early evening, a bowl of cereal just before bed might be a good idea.

Alternatively, if you really feel you need something in the morning, I find a plain biscuit or two doesn't play too much havoc with my stomach just before a run.

09/06/2007 at 13:24
Thanx Julie that sounds like a good plan to me. I run an hour and did'nt want a full stomach or to be sick.
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