I did the exact opposite today. Hadn't eaten anything since breakfast and at 1 decided, ehh haven't eaten anything for 5 hours it'll be fine though...
Can't decide which one is worse...
I think eating befire running is worse...it can get messy if you're not careful...
Oh man that sounds just as miserable as my experience
Not always ... in ultras people eat all sorts of things and continue running. It's all about how hard you run. I think you're running too hard.
That’s true, although I think I’d need some getting used to the eating/running thing if I ever did an ultra.
I was mostly kidding. ;-)
Ultras are a different beast altogether! If you're ever interested in trying one, Peter G is the person to talk to.
Chuckle...I was doing 2-hour+ triathlons when I made the Army 10-Miler Team (all others from a pure running background), and I remember them looking at me like I was nuts when I pulled out a granola bar and started crunching 45 mins into a 10-mile run...I mean, I didn't want to bonk, right?
I think it's related to how much you eat, what you eat, and when. Too soon post-meal is almost never good, but post- (or during) snack can be a very different thing. And no fuel and then a hard workout is misery!