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Foods to Eat/Avoid Before Running?

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Just wondering if there are particular foods I should definitely eat before running and if there are some I should avoid like the....swine flu. I want to make sure I have enough energy, but there are times when I'll get an upset stomach as I run. Your advice is much appreciated!

(Also, is there a general rule of thumb for how much time before a run a person shouldn't eat?)

Thanks!

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Thank you for the great responses so far! This totally helps! and what's up with grapes being so hard on the stomach??

To follow up and be more specific...I'm just getting back into running and not trying anything to fancy yet. Typically, I run in the afternoon, before dinner, about 2-4 miles, 8.5 min/mile on "fast" days and 10 min/miles on slower days.

I'm going to start experimenting with all of your advice in mind!

:)

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