An out of the ordinary quick mid-week post. Looking for a little feedback.
So when do you feel the need for fuel? At what distance do you need a little something to keep you going?
Do you eat before runs?
What do you use for fuel?
As a rule I don’t eat before exercise, or if I do, it needs to be at least 3 hours before, which makes eating in the morning tough. My stomach is easily upset, so this is what works for me.
During my 5 miles I felt a bit nauseous around mile 4.25 and wondered if perhaps I needed something in my stomach. Granted, I don’t think a gu/gel/chew would do much, but it made me stop and think.
I truly have no idea of when I should be thinking about fuel. 5 miles? 6 miles? 10 miles?
What’s your experience?