• You don’t need to eat before a run, unless your blood sugar is low.
  • Reload most effectively by eating within 30 min of the finish of a run (80% carb /20% protein).
  • Eating or drinking too much right before the start of a run will interfere with deep breathing, & may cause side pain. The food or fluid in your stomach limits our intake of air into the lower lungs, and restricts the action of the diaphragm.
  • If you are running low on blood sugar at the end of your long runs, take some blood sugar booster with you.
  • It is never a good idea to eat a huge meal.  Those who claim that they must “carbo Load”, with a large meal the night before, are rationalizing their desire to eat a lot of food. Eating a big meal the night before (or the day of) a long run can be a real problem. You will have a lot of food in your gut, and you will be bouncing up and down for an extended period. Get the picture? 

The JG Half is back in December! Join us in Atlanta December 18 & 19 for the Galloway Homecoming.

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