Saturday, May 3, 2008

Feed the Machine

So, when I take the kids running in the jogging stroller, I always remember to pack them a snack for the ride, but I rarely pay enough attention to what I am going to eat before a run. Well, we went jogging the other morning not too long after doing the 28-week glucose test and that was a good run! I think that the very yummy orange drink is equivalent to at least 3 or 4 Gu packs.

One would think that it would not be hard to remember which pre-run foods worked well, but I find that I often forget. That I've eaten cold pizza before running more than once proves that. I think that it is time to actually write a list of "Go Foods" and hang it on the fridge. PB: good; oatmeal: good; yogurt: bad; Cheerios: useless.

What do you eat before morning runs?

1 comment:

Nora said...

The only things I ever eat right before I run are oatmeal and/or bananas. Of course, coffee is one of the best things to DRINK--gives a great boost of energy (as long as you hydrate with someother drink, too). And don't forget to wait to go to the bathroom before you head out the door on your run. Otherwise it might just be a short run to the nearest bathroom!