I do most of my training runs after work and before my evening meal. When's the best time to eat a pre-run meal to ensure I am fuelled up?
Running on empty or on a full-to-the-brim stomach are two scenarios you want to avoid. Loss of energy to complete your run could be the result of lack of fuel and cramps, stitches and an upset stomach can all result from running shortly after eating a large meal. And trust me, you don’t want to experience any of these.
Try to leave two to three hours between a meal and an exercise session and you’ll save yourself a lot of running discomfort.
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