19 Aug '14, 12pm

Early morning runs: what and when to eat | WalkJogRun

Early morning runs: what and when to eat | WalkJogRun

My alarm goes off at 5 a.m. on days that I run. I have a very strict routine until the moment I head out the door, and don’t have a minute to spare. I don’t have enough time to make a hearty breakfast, and certainly don’t have ample time to digest it. Most other early morning runners are in the same boat. Is it OK to run on an empty stomach or is eating beforehand a nutrition must? Do I need to eat before my morning run? If you have a short, easy run on the docket – 4 miles or less – ou may not need to eat before your run. Your glycogen stores should be enough to fuel your workout. But keep in mind pre-run nutrition needs are personal and there are no set rules. For instance, it’s not uncommon to need something in your stomach before a run no matter how short the distance. When you run for longer than 30-45 minutes or do an intense workout, you need to take in calories to ...

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