Jennifer1911

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    Jennifer1911 got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in How should I refuel mid-long run when I've always relied on GU?   
     Long run day again today, and you were spot-on.  I had a spoonful of nut butter before I went out (which was more difficult than I expected - was a little gluey  ).  I felt strong and needed no additional nutrition until about mile six.  Usually if I run without any food in the tank I'm going for a Gu by mile 4.  Ultimately I had a packet of baby food (banana and blueberry - perfect) and three dates for the whole run and never felt like I needed more.
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    Jennifer1911 got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in How should I refuel mid-long run when I've always relied on GU?   
     Long run day again today, and you were spot-on.  I had a spoonful of nut butter before I went out (which was more difficult than I expected - was a little gluey  ).  I felt strong and needed no additional nutrition until about mile six.  Usually if I run without any food in the tank I'm going for a Gu by mile 4.  Ultimately I had a packet of baby food (banana and blueberry - perfect) and three dates for the whole run and never felt like I needed more.
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    Jennifer1911 got a reaction from ultrarunnergirl in How should I refuel mid-long run when I've always relied on GU?   
    I have to really, really be in the mood to stomach a hard boiled egg, so that won't work for me.  But some nut butter totally would. Good advice!
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    Jennifer1911 reacted to ultrarunnergirl in How should I refuel mid-long run when I've always relied on GU?   
     
    Jennifer,
       per the Meal Template, the optimal way to fuel before a workout is protein and/or fat. You are not fueling your run with your PreWO meal, simply signalling the body activity is to come. Try a hard boiled egg or if that isn't appealing you could have a couple of spoonfuls of coconut butter or nut butter.
      Your mid-run fueling sounds fine. Soon you'll find you won't need even half that much, once your body starts burning fat as fuel. Hang in there!