Running…when you run and how to Fuel

If you don’t already have a coach… why not sign up and let me be your FREE coach. I would love to help you reach your goals!

Make me your FREE Beachbody Coach!

cross training

There are so many important factors to running. Part of that is understanding the importance of cross training. On this page you will see a few options for what time of day you run and what would be the best way to fuel yourself with food accordingly.

If you are a morning Runner
MORNING RUN

For those who like to run first thing in the morning… A great dinner will be crucial. Skipping dinner or eating something too light won’t do you well, of course this doesn’t mean pig out… just think of what you are eating for.

As far as your morning….

I would start with a banana or Whole Grain(WG) or sprouted toast with Nut butter only if you need to eat. If you can run on an empty stomach, most people find morning running on empty most efficient.

Don’t forget you will need to be properly hydrated. I AVOID SPORTS DRINKS! The sugars and additives in these drinks are not worth adding electrolytes to the system. Terry and I both use Beach Body’s Hydrate from the performance line. It’s NSV approved and all natural products. If you don’t use this.. Water with a pinch of pure Himalayan salt to add back into the body. (be careful your salt source is pure)

Get your run in and make sure when you come back from your run, you fuel yourself now. You are going to want something that is about 250-350 calories depending on the length of your run, your coach can help you determine this. Think WG cereal with milk, our Power Breakfast recipe or the Overnight Oats… those cold after a run are PERFECT!

This meal will not count towards your calories or containers from the day. At this point, you have jump started your metabolism (GO YOU) and you will want to eat your food according to your BB plan you are working. If you like to workout in the morning as well, My recommendation is to eat after your run, give it 30-60 minutes and then workout, You know your body best… if you are lightheaded or hungry eat… remember you need fuel for a proper workout. I take Energize before my run, so I NEED fuel right away.. These are kinks we will work out together throughout the next few weeks. Remember, it’s not going to be perfect on day one, and you aren’t alone in figuring this out!

11828718_10206527683449940_3869564531946675115_n

If you are an Afternoon Runner
AFTERNOON RUN

Ok so for the lunchtime runners… You are going to want to start with a good Breakfast! Think Grilled Banana Sandwiches, one our our Oatmeal recipes or other hearty complex carb breakfast and protein.

You will also want to have your Mid morning snack, and think about the fact that whatever this snack is, it’s going to be your “extra” for the day’s run. This will be the fuel your body is going to breakdown to use. Think banana with nut butter, WG or GF pretzels with 2tbs hummus, 2 WG waffles with fresh berries or pure maple syrup. Any ONE of these snacks should be had in the morning about an hour before you plan to run.

Don’t forget you will need to be properly hydrated. I AVOID SPORTS DRINKS! The sugars and additives in these drinks are not worth adding electrolytes to the system. Terry and I both use Beach Body’s Hydrate from the performance line. It’s NSV approved and all natural products. If you don’t use this.. Water with a pinch of pure Himalayan salt to add back into the body. (be careful your salt source is pure)

Get your run in and make sure when you come back from your run, you fuel yourself now. You are going to want something that is about 350-400 calories depending on the length of your run, your coach can help you determine this. A great lunch that fits within your “containers or Calories for the day that would fuel you back up post run would be Sandwhich or wrap with turkey breast lettuce WG or GF Bread, side mixed salad, fresh fruit. This is a great time for a rice quinoa bowl or quinoa turkey stuffed peppers.

If you do an afternoon run, and want to workout right after, think about this and you might want to drink a shakeology post run and go straight into the workout. It would be easier on the stomach and not make you sick going right into a workout but also not let you get weak. I take Energize before my run, so I NEED fuel right away after, just remember it can be in the form of shakes… These are kinks we will work out together throughout the next few weeks. Remember, it’s not going to be perfect on day one, and you aren’t alone in figuring this out!

If you are an Evening Runner
Evening Run

Ok so for the Post dinner runners… You guys get the extra carbs at dinner!!! Yeah I said it!!! I run at night, I like the after dinner, clear my my mind end of day run! I should note… I still make sure I have eaten about 90 minutes before my run… min of 60 minutes otherwise I feel too heavy to run.

You are going to follow your meal plan according to whatever workout you are doing, in that calorie/container bracket. Add at dinner some extra brown rice or eat the whole sweet potato with coconut oil! Think golden Cauliflower & Tofu Curry over coconut rice, or Minestrone soup. Add my Power Salad to the side or save the salad for a post workout refuel. I have to be honest… I workout in the mornings and run at night… so a salad or Shakeology is exactly what my body needs… it’s light enough and easy to digest… and since I drink Nighttime recovery before bed… it’s just enough… (WARNING, YOU WILL WAKE UP HUNGRY IN THE MORNING! THAT IS GOOD)

Don’t forget you will need to be properly hydrated. I AVOID SPORTS DRINKS! The sugars and additives in these drinks are not worth adding electrolytes to the system. Terry and I both use Beach Body’s Hydrate from the performance line. It’s NSV approved and all natural products. If you don’t use this.. Water with a pinch of pure Himalayan salt to add back into the body. (be careful your salt source is pure)

Get your run in and make sure when you come back from your run, you fuel yourself now. your coach can help you determine what is best, but like I said earlier.. salad or shakeology does it for me. I have fueled all day within my BB calories.. so this is just a recovery at this point, you don’t want to over do it either . The heaviest thing I will eat post run is quinoa turkey stuffed peppers.

These are kinks we will work out together throughout the next few weeks. Remember, it’s not going to be perfect on day one, and you aren’t alone in figuring this out

!

Make me your FREE Beachbody Coach!

Tired of making excuses and need some motivation? arrow-up
arrow-down