Most runners should try to eat their breakfast at least an hour before running.
For longer runs of over 1 hour, however, and, of course, on race day, make the effort to get up early enough to eat a proper breakfast; at least 1-2 hours before you run. Oats, in the form of muesli or, my favourite, a bowl of hot, steaming porridge are a great option for runners.
For breakfast before your long run, focus again on getting mostly carbs and some protein.
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A morning jog paired with a good tracker to monitor the calories you’ve burned may go a long way to handling these little occasional slip ups we all have. But so far there isn’t a tracker which can settle the age old running question: Should I eat breakfast before I go running or not?
Diane asks: What should I eat for breakfast before a long run? I'm training for my first marathon, and now that I'm up to 16 miles I've realized I need to eat something beforehand, but what?
The main problem with eating before running is nausea and burping up your breakfast during your race. Once the food moves from the stomach to the small intestine, most people are fine (some people experience cramping, but this is uncommon in healthy runners).
First, your pre-race breakfast should be exactly the same as what you have eaten before your longer weekend training runs.
Eat things you regularly eat/drink before long runs (nothing new on race day). Mostly carb, some healthy protein/fat (no surprises here).