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8/21/11 4:40 P

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Most likely a hydration issue. You may want to look into a fuel belt that holds some bottles for water, or a handheld water bottle.

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8/21/11 11:58 A

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Toatally crashed yesterday after my 8 mile run. It was in the afternoon and the temp was in low 80"s . Felt really sick all night and into the morning. I am thinking this is a fueling issue. I was at a baby shower before my run ( about and hour ) and had some crackers and cake but I didn't hydrate properly. It takes a while for my 8 mile run and someone took the water I had stashed around mile 7. Do you think this is fuel or hydration?

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2/13/11 11:31 P

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I just took my first 10 mile run today and I had a fairly big breakfast of a cup of blueberries, half a banana, about a cup of plain yoghurt, rolled oats, and quite a few nuts. It worked really well, I didn't feel too full and I could have kept going. :)

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2/13/11 10:45 A

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Thanks for all the great ideas! I especially like the idea of eating peppermint patties on the run :) I have tried candy canes and they are refreshing, help with thirst and seemed to get me through, but my long runs are only 7 miles at this point and that takes me almost 1.5 hours.

I am definitely going to try some early morning runs as well, because my biggest concern come race day is that I'm going to need to use the bathroom while running.

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2/12/11 10:27 P

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I never even thought about this topic until I saw this thread! During this time of the year I typically only run in the afternoon. I'm training for my first 1/2 in April. looks like I may want to switch my weekend runs to the morning instead of doing those in the afternoon as well. I think my start time for my 1/2 is I think 7:30?? maybe even 8:00...guess i'm getting up early tomorrow and doing my run. I know on long runs in the summer I just do a 1/2 banana, thats for 10 miles.

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2/12/11 1:52 A

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I guess I eat more than all of you! I have a bowl of oatmeal and yogurt and an apple or pear two hours before. I used to worry about consuming too much fiber but a half really isn't very long so I've not found the fiber to be a problem. I also have a gel at some point along the race.

One nice thing about eating a lot is I'm not ravenous afterward so I'm not compulsively grabbing for the free bagels or whatever junk food is offered just because it's there.

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2/10/11 6:05 P

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Thanks very much for the general rule. I'll start experimenting and see what works. I'm glad you mentioned not needing anything for less than 10 miles. It really is something that each person has to find their own answer.

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2/3/11 3:17 P

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Lisa, the *general* rule about fueling on the run is that you should fuel if your run is over an hour. Take something (gel, chewie, piece of bar, dried fruit, whatever you are using) after 45 minutes and then every 20 minutes therafter.

You have to experiment though... for me, if I ate that much on a run, I'd vomit. I don't need to fuel on runs unless they are longer than 10 or 12 miles, and even then, I usually only need one or 2 gels.

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2/3/11 3:06 P

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I vote that a York Peppermint Patty would definitely make me feel better! Love those things.

I've recently reached the point where I am running more than an hour and testing out different foods on my energy level. I run or workout in the mornings and eat a good breakfast afterward, but running farther after a night long fast -definitely need something to get through more than an hour. My nutritionist suggested banana and spoonful of peanut butter, yogurt or a bowl of oatmeal for a "before" meal. I don't know about supplementing during runs? What is the general rule of thumb on that? I am good for now with the distance I am running, but training for an HM in 3 months.

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2/3/11 2:00 P

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Love all the advice, last week I did a banana and 3 Clif Shot Blox, we ran at 7am and I didn't want to get up any earlier than 6am to eat. The week before I did half banana and a Luna. Both worked fine so I am sticking with it. I don't eat or drink anything along the way not sure if that is bad but I feel fine after, my last two long runs were just over 10miles.

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2/2/11 12:02 P

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I ate some dry cereal before my marathon on Sunday and it worked great! Cinnamon Life.

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2/2/11 11:49 A

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I have only run 3 halfs, but each time I ate a banana with peanut butter about an hour before the start. I never ate anything along the way, but I am training for my next 1/2 and I like to eat 1/2 a york peppermint patty at around mile 6 and mile 11. it may be in my head, but i feel like it helps me get through.



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RUNNINGAWAYINTN Posts: 473
2/1/11 1:43 P

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So I'm training for my next half and trying out some different foods to eat pre-run. I've been eating a serving of oatmeal and drinking some almond milk about an hour before my long run and it has been great.

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Thanks for the advice. That is why I love this team forum! Great questions and great answers!

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1/20/11 8:02 A

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Thanks for the replies, I am doing a long run Saturday @8am so I will test out the luna and 1/2 banana.

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1/19/11 5:33 P

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Agree with what Nancy said. What works for one person may not work for another. Start practicing now and make sure you do some of your long runs at the same time the race will start. That way you'll know how your system will react.

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1/19/11 4:12 P

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I have a sensitive system too. On short runs I eat nothing. But before my half I ran last September I settled on half a plain bagel and half a banana about an hour beforehand. That seemed to work really well and did not upset my stomach/gastro tract at all. I then carried a clif bar I had torn into pieces in a baggie inside my spibelt for eating along the way (Gu makes me sick sick sick). Good luck on finding something that works for you!

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JHARDY76,

Now the time to start practicing with some foods. Beginning a race with a low blood sugar level means that you body is going to have to tap into your glycogen reserves much sooner into your race than you probably would want. If the Luna bar and 1/2 banana works for you, you may want to try that for one of your morning training runs.

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When I have a half marathon at 6:30 Am I am up at 4AM, and I usually eat something like a granola bar or crackers, a banana, at least two hours ahead, and start on the water a little swallow every 15 minutes or so. I also drink coffee so I down a cup of that as soon as I wake up so that I can have my system moving along before I head to the start.

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My first 1/2 is the Myrtle Beach, SC race on Feb. 19th. It is at 6:30am. I have a sensitive stomach when it comes to running and eating. All my long runs have been in the afternoon and I eat a Luna bar and 1/2 banana 2 hours before my run which works well. Any advice would be appreciated.

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