What should I eat 45 minutes before a run? If you’re just having a pre-run snack
half a banana or a slice of whole-grain toast and one or two tablespoons nut butter (which works because it’s more easily digested than full nuts) homemade energy balls. one or two small protein pancakes and nut butter.
What should you not eat before running?
- High-fiber foods. Beans, broccoli, and berries: remember those three B’s as you don’t want to eat them just before a run or a workout.
- Sugary drinks.
- Fried foods.
- Spicy food.
- Protein bars.
What should you do before a hard run? Prior to running you should avoid static warm-up (e.g. hamstring, calf, quads, adductor stretches) and instead do a dynamic warm-up. This means doing exercises like lunges, arm swings, leg swings, ankle bounces and some gentle jogging.
What is the best thing to eat before a long run?
- Sweet potatoes. We love including sweet potatoes in a pre-run breakfast.
- Oats. A bowl of oatmeal is Shalane’s favorite high-carb pre-race meal.
- Toast. Toast is one of my favorite carb sources to have before a long run.