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Pre long run food - what's yours?

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Jan 2014
10:46pm, 5 Jan 2014
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GimmeMedals
I'm heading towards the longer LSRs necessary for marathon training over the next 14 weeks. I repeatedly have a battle on a Sunday morning. I wake up raring to go, but by the time I've made a bowl of porridge, let it cool, eaten it and let it settle, it's a couple of hours later and I no longer want to run. With runs of 10+ miles starting next weekend, I'm keen to break this habit so I'm considering what else I should eat before I run. Something quick to prepare and quick to settle so I can be up and out much sooner. Have you any suggestions?
Jan 2014
10:47pm, 5 Jan 2014
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Mad Dame Fleecy
Toast? Muesli? I dunno, I can't run without porridge, it's like a rule.
Jan 2014
10:54pm, 5 Jan 2014
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minardi.
Toast with Nutella and a sliced banana on top, I'm drooling just thinking about it
Jan 2014
10:55pm, 5 Jan 2014
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ogee
Peanut butter sandwich just before a 10+ up to about 16miles. Anymore than 16miles have 2.
Jan 2014
10:56pm, 5 Jan 2014
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minardi.
And if it's an long long run (over 15) I put another piece of toast on top for a scrummy sandwich
Jan 2014
11:12pm, 5 Jan 2014
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jacdaw
Cold porridge (aka Bircher muesli)? Make it the night before.

Or cold rice pudding ;)
Jan 2014
11:30pm, 5 Jan 2014
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Velociraptor
The previous night's supper :)

I usually take a couple of hours to get moving and don't need to be pernickety about fuelling so it's not something I think much about.
Jan 2014
11:35pm, 5 Jan 2014
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Fitz
Usually just a normal breakfast: toast, juice, coffee. Maybe extra toast if it's going to be a long one. Maybe a sports drink if it's going to be a really long one.
Jan 2014
9:48am, 6 Jan 2014
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thisisnatty
Depends on the purpose of the run for me- is it's a quality session I want, then 40g Cheerios with 30g raisins and 12 almonds(no milk); if training to teach fat burn, then something small like a homemade apple oat muffin; if training to practice fuelling then a large portion of Cheerios raisins almonds and a toasted teacake (am gonna try Nutella on it next time).
Jan 2014
9:54am, 6 Jan 2014
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DerbyTup
Cold rice pudding, or cinnamon and raisin bagels, or a warm park pie pig

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