If you run first thing in the morning after rolling out of bed do you eat or drink anything before your run?
p.s. I'm a relative beginner so have only worked myself up to 3-4 miles per run at 11/12 minute miles.
Thanks ladies. Silly question - but how much to drink (again, before a short under 5 mile run)?
Last week I had a full 8 oz glass of water before 3 miles and felt it "swishing" around. Kinda uncomfortable.
I actually don't usually drink anything because of that "swishing" feeling. I had a small coffee on the way to a 5K last weekend, and made sure to go to the bathroom right before the 5K, and I was okay. I chew gum when I'm running, so my mouth doesn't feel dry. That being said, it's still in the 30s when I get up to run in the morning, and my longest runs are 5 miles so far. When it's warmer, I'm sure I'll need to drink something.
I've heard that a hard-boiled egg before longer runs is good.
It depends. I personally don't like to run before I've eaten anything, but I know some people do.
If your run is short, ie. 20-30 minutes, you should be okay to do this on an empty stomach. If you are doing longer runs, it's better to eat something first. It's always advisable to have some water in your system too!
Being pregnant I have to eat first... I usually have 2 eggs with hi protein tortillas.. Or cottage cheese with kashi
And a half caff coffee too