What do runners eat before a morning run? For lighter, low-intensity training, a protein-based breakfast or even a fasted training session is fine. Good options include oats, wholegrain toast with eggs, granola, bagels or breakfast muffins and freshly made smoothies if you’re awake about 2 hours before your run.
What not to eat before running in the morning? Avoid high fibre, high fat, and high sugar breakfast foods.
Take a look at this easy and cheap Energy Balls recipe for an ideal pre-morning run snack!
Are you supposed to eat before a morning run? Top tip – get something down you as soon as you wake up, before you bother getting your kit on, to give yourself maximum digestion time. For longer runs of over 1 hour, however, and, of course, on race day, make the effort to get up early enough to eat a proper breakfast; at least 1-2 hours before you run.
What should I eat 30 minutes in the morning before running?
- banana with a tablespoon of nut butter.
- energy bar or low fat granola bar.
- small yogurt and fruit.
- fruit smoothie.
- whole grain bagel.