This morning I ran 6 miles without a pre-workout breakfast. Dun Dun Dun…
In high school, I ran almost all of my long runs without eating beforehand. It never seemed to affect my running performance. I started eating a pre-workout snack in the past few years. Lately, I have been feeling sick about halfway all of my hard/long runs if I eat before. So, I decided to not eat before runs (unless I am really hungry or it’s going to be a really long run). I didn’t feel sick at all during this run so I found it to be a success.
I found an interesting article in Runner’s World in the most recent issue about how it is important to run some workouts without fuel. It teaches your body to use calories/fat more effectively during your long runs so you don’t need constant refueling.
Have you ever gone a long run without a pre-workout snack? How did you feel? Will you try running without fuel?
I finished the 6 miles in 54 minutes and 45 seconds. I think I started out a bit too fast (I get excited, ya know?) so the last three miles felt like a bit of a struggle.
When I got home, I guzzled down some ice cold water and made a small batch of these:
Oatmeal pancakes with peanut butter and egg whites for protein. I found the recipe online. These were good but not the best. I am going to adjust the recipe to share with you guys.
Enjoy your Sunday!