How To Properly Fuel Your Run for Maximum Performance

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How To Properly Fuel Your Run for Maximum Performance

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What you eat prior to running is so important that it can help to properly fuel your exercise.

As important as running is to getting into shape, so, too, is what you eat prior to your run. The right pre-running snack can help to properly fuel your workout, improve stamina and performance, and help to prevent burnout or fatigue before your run is complete. Eating before running can also help your body burn fat more efficiently by reducing the chances of your body utilizing muscle tissue to fuel the workout.

Eating minutes before a run, however, is ill-advised and can lead to both an uncomfortable and premature end to your run (think of Michael Scott eating an entire dish of alfredo pasta before his Rabies Awareness Fun Run). Eating 30-60 minutes prior to a run gives your body the chance to begin the digestion process and properly prepare itself for the physical demands of a cardiovascular workout routine.

Here is the link if anyone is interested. ... ng-workout

The article discussed 9 low fiber snacks you can eat before running and 8 high fiber snacks that you should avoid.
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Re: How To Properly Fuel Your Run for Maximum Performance

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I think most of the high fibre ones can all be eaten. People load up on pasta before running marathons and something slower digesting is good because it will permit you to have a sustained energy supply, not one that digests quickly and may not provide the same promise.

You eat the higher carb / fibre content around 30 minutes before a run and you're good to go, then you may well have some leftover carbs in your system which will help replenish your muscle glycogen as slow digesting carbs work best for this, because simple ones like saccharides and di-saccharides, don't exert any real influence on muscle glycogen that I'm aware of, they mostly influence blood sugar by raising it more quckly, but slower digesting ones can also raise blood sugar, the difference being that simple carbs enter the bloodstream at 15 times the quantity per minute.
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