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Discussion: Eating

in: Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus > 2019-02-21

Feb 21, 2019 7:02 PM # 
bhall:
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...
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Feb 21, 2019 10:31 PM # 
Cat Dealer:
I think eating befire running is worse...it can get messy if you're not careful...
Feb 22, 2019 3:40 AM # 
Tyrannosaurus:
Oh man that sounds just as miserable as my experience
Feb 23, 2019 11:25 PM # 
peggyd:
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.
Feb 23, 2019 11:49 PM # 
Tyrannosaurus:
That’s true, although I think I’d need some getting used to the eating/running thing if I ever did an ultra.
Feb 24, 2019 3:56 AM # 
peggyd:
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.
Feb 24, 2019 6:59 PM # 
cmpbllv:
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!

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