Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s Topic is: Favorite Fuel of Choice
Here is what I eat before and during a race or long run:
- Hot Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat
I eat this for breakfast before every race (or morning run). Sometimes I make instant and sometimes I make the real stuff. My favorite flavor is maple or brown sugar cinnamon. I usually add raisins.
Just plain water…nothing added. And usually from the tap.
However, I plan to try adding Nuun to my water.
I usually take one gel every 4 miles or so during a race or long run.
It works for me so why switch? They don’t upset my stomach and they are easy to carry on a run.
My favorite flavors are:
- with caffeine – Salted Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Chocolate Outrage, Campfire Smores
- without caffeine – Root Bear, Peanut Butter
Here are some of the new flavors:
- Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
They come in loads of flavors but I usually eat the plain fig or the blueberry. Since I usually run after work and before dinner, these bars give me the energy I need to get through my run.
I love to eat them and they are a good source of potassium which is said to help prevent muscle cramping. Plus they come in their own wrapper. LOL.
I will eat one as an afternoon snack on days when I run after work.
- Chocolate milk
Not fuel but refuel.
For some reason, after a race or a long run, this is the only thing I can eat/drink right away. It doesn’t upset my stomach.
Happy Running! What are your favorite fuel?