Food: Do you eat before you run?
I used to eat a little breakfast before tackling my morning run until one day my husband suggested that the food might be slowing me down. Hmmm, I puzzled over that because I figured I needed food for fuel and power.
Per his suggestion, I tried running on empty and was surprised that it worked great. I was faster and less hobbled by the tummy troubles that had been plaguing me. I love that guy, but I hate it when he’s right.
Sometimes the hungry belly keeps me going with visions of pancakes and bacon dancing in my head. On race days (or RELAY days!), I need to sensibly factor food into the equation, but on regular morning runs, I keep the fast going until immediately after.
What about you? Do you eat light or not at all?