Pre long run nutrition

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02/10/2012 at 17:15

Hello all,

I'm currently training for a marathon and would much appreciate some advice on nutrition before my long runs!

My long runs are from 15 - 20 miles... the problem is I am lost with nutrition and I am changing my scheduled long runs from evenings to mornings. So my question is for the morning runners out there, what is a good pre run breakfast that won't make me want to go to the toilet and is light with a good source of energy? Also is oatmeal a good pre run meal or is there to much fibre in it?

I eat 2 - 2 1/2 hours before long runs and I would love to here some suggestions from morning runners who have experiance in running marathons and nutrition! Ofcourse everyone is different and I will have to experiment... just need some warnings first!

Many thanks, James



02/10/2012 at 17:19

i did my long runs in the morning and although i only got up to 17 miles i did have a banana smoothie (2 bananas, handful of raspberries or other fruit, honey, yoghurt and a little milk) and a piece of peanut butter toast. then take a few nibbles with you!

02/10/2012 at 20:09

I like to have a bowl of quick-porridge 3 to 2 hours before, then up to 0.5 l sports drink about an hour before so I still have time for a pee. (That's actually my race day feed too.) T I take a gel every half hour and maybe other bits and pieces on offer or maybe an energy bar part-way round.

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