- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Toast with Nutella
- Special K cereal
- English muffins
- Chocolate chip cookie dough energy bars
- Honeycrisp apples
- Nutrigrain bars
Friday, October 14, 2011
Fueling a Run
I'm heading downstairs for four miles with the Little Dude shortly. I'm pretty consistent with my pre-run breakfast. I'm truly a creature of habit if you've ever seen one in every aspect of my life. But, I realize that I'm not only eating what I like .... I'm FUELING my body with things it needs to GET MOVING. A good mix of carbs and protein.
My typical pre-run breakfast includes two pieces of whole wheat toast or a light english muffin, lightly spread with peanut butter; fat-free yogurt or greek yogurt; a banana (just brown and ripe enough!); and a cup of coffee with my favorite creamer (right now, my favorite is the seasonal pumpkin spice from Coffee Mate).
On a longer run, I would eat about the same, but may swap the coffee for a Diet Mountain Dew and a bottle of water; and then consume a gel quickly before I start my stop watch.
Other pre-run favorites include:
How do you FUEL your body
before a run??