Food is a common topic amongst the ladies in our Moms Run This Town group. While hitting the pavement, we frequently talk about what we have eaten before our runs, what we plan to eat after our runs and basically all of our favorite foods. Recently, we were comparing what we all like to eat for our pre run breakfasts. Thought it would be fun to share what real mother runners eat and also hear what my readers eat before their long runs.
What do real mother runners eat pre run
While some mother runners like nothing but water or coffee pre run, others need carbs, some enjoy protein and many choose a little of both. We re all so different and learning how to fuel our bodies with exactly what we need to have a successful run is not always an easy task. Here’s a sampling of what my run squad eats pre run. How does it stack up to your breakfast?
“Nothing before short early bird runs”
“Banana and spoonful of almond butter”
“Coffee and a Honey Stinger waffle”
“Eggs, bacon, toast and coffee”
“oatmeal with nuts and a hard boiled egg”
“Peanut butter and jelly sandwich”
“veggie omelet and toast with coffee”
“whatever I can find around the fridge”
What about me? I go through phases of veggie omelets or yogurt and fruit. Right now I am working on some new Oatmeal Bake recipes. That’s this week’s favorite breakfast. Always coffee!
While we often see what elite runners eat, I have not seen much on what mother runners eat for pre run breakfasts. I’d love to hear how you fuel for your long runs. Carbs? Protein? Coffee? Water? Do tell!