(Closed) Running/exercise nutrition tips

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a dietitian. Try having a snack 30min-1hr before you work out so you have some fuel. Apple and peanut butter or half of a turkey sandwich. And milk is a great post-workout choice to replenish your nutrients. good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I’m with the previous poster also having water while running might help you. A 5k is considered a shorter run so you really shouldnt need to eat while running at this point. A 5k is how my insanity started :).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

rice cakes and raw veggies aren’t going to fill you up enough for a workout. bars are usually the go for most people but I believe in real food. I used to have a long commute for my internship so I stashed a can of almonds in the car. If you keep a can of nuts in the center console plus bring an easily portable fruit with you when you leave in the morning (ie: apple, banana, pear….something durable, not like berries) you will always have an easy and healthy snack for before you workout. hope this helps.

oh but if you do want a bar, my favorite is Larabar brand. no CRAP (chemical, refined, artificial, processed)!

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@fivedogsrule:  Have you looked at the couch to 5k program? That is how I started. I remember my first 5k it was a big deal to me and I was just like you staring at it :). That was 7 years ago I think. I just completed a half ironman about a month ago.

 

Are you a vegetarian?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’ll totally be able to do a 5k by May. This time last year I litterally couldn’t run a mile. I’m running my second half marathon next weekend. I started really working out in the middle of January last year and ran a 8k in March and then my first 1/2 marathon in July with a few 5ks inbetween that! I do have to say getting to 3 miles was I think the toughest.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@fivedogsrule:  I eat very little meat too and I’m Girlfriend. I did most of my training for my first 5k on a treadmill. Does your gym have a pool? Swimming is really great cross training.

 

The half iron was a very big load of training. I initially swore I wouldnt do another but I’m pretty sure I will. It was the most grueling race I’ve ever done but I just stood in awe at the finish. Right now I’m taking a down cycle through this week then I’ll start worrying about what races I’m doing in the spring. I may run another half iron in June.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@fivedogsrule:  As long as you have a few runs outside before the race you should be good. I dont advise training on a treadmill for longer distance races though.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

I started losing weight last winter, but started running around March and had to adjust my diet. I was losing weight, but not taking in enough to train for a half marathon and I felt like you described. It sounds like you already have good healthy eating habits. I would start with a solid breakfast, then cut back to low calorie stuff during the day (veggies and such). I’d eat a higher calorie snack about 90 mins out. I love multigrain english muffins with PB, or even a plain PB&J sandwhich. Sometimes I’ll eat granola/energy bars.

Training when you commute is tough. I drive an hour each way to work every day, and it makes it tougher to fit it all in, but it is possible.

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