I can't stomach much first thing in the morning so normally just have a banana and then go out and run about an hour later. I always do my long runs early in the morning but don't get up until about an hour before I leave the house, so that's why I was wondering what to do on race day as it will be three hours with no food if I leave the house at around 6.15.
MIght just stick with the porridge then. I don't want to end up feeling sick while running.
I am doing a half marathon on Sunday and it starts at 9.00 am and I am travelling there so will have to leave home around 6.15 am.
I am planning on having porridge with milk and honey at around 5.30 am and then was going to either have a banana or some maltloaf around an hour before the start time. Should this be enough fuel do you think?
Thanks Stevie G. In an ideal world I would love to get 2 hours for the half, not sure if that's doable for me though to be honest. Did a 5 mile race a few weeks back in 41.09 and according to McMillan calculator I should be able to get sub 2, but we'll see.
Will drop the speed session then and just do two short runs. Is around 4 to 5 miles ok? Should I do any strides at the end of those runs or just keep it easy?