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    Eating before running.

    I know that you shouldnt really run until you've given your last meal a couple of hours to settle and digest.
    But ive read somewhere that you can get away with eating an energy bar about 10 minutes before you run.
    This sounds like murder to me as im prone to getting stitches, especially with it being such a sort space of time before running.
    Does anybody do this or have they tried this, or do you think I could get away with taking the energy bar with you and eating it whilst you run.

    Thanks

    Im planning on going for a run soon, just waiting for my late breakfast to digest. Plus my legs are a bit tired today so duno how far i'll get.

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    Re: Eating before running.

    Different things work for different people - experiment and see what works best for you. It's also worth noting that on longer races, what you have eaten and drunk the day before (and even before that) can have a bearing.

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    Re: Eating before running.

    I have to agree with Ady on this. I can get away with eating quite a bit before I run. I love Rice Krispies squares and can eat one on the run no problem. Jam tarts are great 1/2 way round a 20 miler. BUT then thats just me I know someone who even struggles to drink when running so find out what works with you by trying it out when you can, though don't do anything new in a race.

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    Re: Eating before running.

    Depends on how fast the run is. If i'm racing, I can't eat anything for hours before hand. On the other hand Roger Rabbit has had bacon butties and bags of chips just before a race, and still did well. it's all personal.

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    Re: Eating before running.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pudgy View Post
    If i'm racing, I can't eat anything for hours before hand.
    Except CHOCOLATE CAKE

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    Re: Eating before running.

    yeah, well, but I only jogged round that one

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    Re: Eating before running.

    Never eat an in the hour just before a fast race but if it's a long slower one then I can eat up to 20 minutes before.

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