I decided this weekend since I was going to be up early driving to a group run in Rockville, MD that I would try and eat something before my run. I never do this. For whatever reason, I can not stomach food before a run. Even when I’ve run half marathons, I have to force myself to have a few bits of yogurt beforehand. I thought that since I was going to be awake for an hour or so before my run (unusual for me – I normally hop out of bed and am running within 10 minutes), I’d try to eat a piece of bread with peanut butter. Well, I couldn’t get down a piece of bread, so I managed to eat the crust of a piece of bread with a tiny bit of peanut butter on it.
Well, not really peanut butter jelly time, but close enough! I’m not sure if it was the food, the somewhat cooler temps Saturday morning or the company, but I had a fantastic 6 mile run and felt very good afterwards. Good enough that I’ll try and continue that fueling routine before 5+ mile runs.
Runner’s World discussed the 16 best things to eat before a run and of course peanut butter was on the list many times. I guess those folks know what they’re talking about 🙂