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What breakfast for parkrun please?

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rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 17:38:09

Apologies if this has been done in the parkrun threads.

I need to leave the house at 8.45 ideally to get to our local parkrun
and invariably I end up having breakfast a bit too late. This morning DH kindly cooked me my favourite of poached egg on toast with smoked salmon, but as I wolfed it down at about 8.40, I ended up feeling a bit sick on the run. I'm wondering if I should cut back to a banana if I don't wake up early enough to have brekkie at 8.

So parkrunners and general 5kers - what's your breakfast of choice and what time do you eat beforehand?

CMOTDibbler Sat 31-Oct-15 17:42:50

I just have a cereal bar or banana if I'm in a rush. Smoked salmon would have me puking if I ran soon after.

MelanieCheeks Sat 31-Oct-15 17:45:57

It's perfectly possible to run 5k without breakfast! Though my cup of tea is non negotiable. Experiment a bit and see what your body does best on-I like one slice of toasted burgen bread with either marmite and cottage cheese, or peanut butter and fresh raspberries ( or jam. I'm not proud).
But I have to have that at least an hour before running.

Redcrayons Sat 31-Oct-15 17:59:29

I have porridge with a banana, but eat about an hour beforehand. And lots and lots of water

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:03:12

I don't think I could run it on an empty stomach melaniecheeks - have tried running before without breakfast for shorter distances, but I always feel v.sick and lacking in energy.

Yes smoked salmon not ideal so close before parkrun - DH had kindly made me breakfast so I didn't want to burst his bubble. I'll either get up earlier or try going down the banana route I think.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Sat 31-Oct-15 18:11:59

You ate breakfast 20 mins before a run?! No wonder you felt sick! If I run first thing in the morning I eat either a toasted thin bagel with butter, or one slice of wholemeal toast with butter and jam, with a cup of tea. Sometimes I have a small glass of water if I'm feeling thirsty but not too much because there's nothing worse than feeling liquid sloshing round in your stomach as you run. Ideally I prefer to eat 2 hours before a run - even 90 mins before is cutting it fine for me, otherwise I feel really nauseous while running. I then eat again when I get back. A banana is a good alternative if you get up late.

megletthesecond Sat 31-Oct-15 18:16:35

We eat by 7:30 on parkrun-day, leave at 8:25.

I have sugary porridge with tea and 8yo ds has sugary cereal.

He learnt a lesson scoffing a muffin at 8:30 once (told not to and ignored me). Stitch all the way round the course.

feckitall Sat 31-Oct-15 18:16:38

I eat a smallish bowl of porridge and then poached eggs on plain toast before running..

cashewnutty Sat 31-Oct-15 18:18:35

DH gets up early and eats 2 hours before Parkrun. He has muesli and fruit. His times are great!

thenightsky Sat 31-Oct-15 18:21:37

I rarely eat breakfast before Parkrun. Cup of tea at 8am and out of the house at 8.25.

It's only 5k. Take a banana for after the run if you really can't last til you get home.

I only eat breakfast if it's a 10k or more and even then it has to be 2 hours before the run starts or it's coming up in my throat as I run.

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:26:30

It wasn't 20 mins before the run softkitty - it starts at 9.30 so it was 50 mins before, but still probably too close.

Megle - DH and DS once scoffed huge burgers 15 mins before a 2.5k children's run, then blamed their stiches on me forcing them to drink too much water because it was an extremely hot day hmm.

Ok so porridge if I manage to eat it before 8.30 or banana if I don't sounds like the way to go, as I really don't fancy getting up for 7.30 at the weekend.

MrsMook Sat 31-Oct-15 18:29:01

A banana and a bit of water. Possibly a sugary drink instead. I'm not great on empty, but have a very fussy digestive system.

I'm normally at a circuits class rather than Parkrun at that time slot, and too much water gets me rushing to the loo repeatedly from all the jolting around.

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:33:31

Actually thinking about it funnily enough I do metafit on Friday at 9.00 and have my poached egg, smoked salmon ( it's only a wee bit) combo at 7.40 and usually feel ok at that.

I do work a lot harder at parkrun though.

clary Sat 31-Oct-15 18:36:27

I don't usually eat breakfast at all, but if I am running then I do.

If it's (say) a 10k starting at 10am, I'll get up early and eat scrambled eggs and a big cup of herbal tea at about 7am.

For parkrun at 9am, I'll usually force down a banana and a drink about 7.30 if poss. I need to make sure I don't need the loo on the run IYKWIM.

Doing a muddy cross country tomorrow and need to leave about 9am so it's early up and protein + carbs smile

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:40:03

We have good loos at our parkrun clary, which does help if I've made a less than ideal breakfast choice or rushed out too quickly from the house blush.

ImperialBlether Sat 31-Oct-15 18:42:51

What is parkrun?

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:45:31

This website www.parkrun.org.uk/ may change your life ImperialBlether.
Sadly not my waistline or my weight - but makes Saturday just that little bit more special and DS has done a few as well - but he's too fast for me now so we need someone else to run with him as under 11.

cashewnutty Sat 31-Oct-15 18:46:26

DH's breakfast must be good. He was 12th out of 185 runners - and he is 52!

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 31-Oct-15 18:47:41

A banana - an hour earlier

Altbough I was disappointly slow today - no pb, boo. A

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:47:51

If only breakfast was the only determining factor cashewnutty grin

Redcrayons Sat 31-Oct-15 18:50:06

Cashew nutty - so all round to yours for breakie next Saturday then?

cashewnutty Sat 31-Oct-15 18:50:46

rookie I get that. Running is so not my thing!

cashewnutty Sat 31-Oct-15 18:51:24

I am only reporting what DH just told me. grin

lastqueenofscotland Sat 31-Oct-15 18:53:01

I don't eat breakfast before running. If I'm running 16 miles plus or racing half marathons I'll have a flapjack and take a sports drink and a handful if jelly babies with me to keep me going. If I eat more than a mouthful id be sick. I need to leave about 5 hours between eating and running.

rookiemere Sat 31-Oct-15 18:53:06

Ideally I need to shave off about 8 mins so I can match DS's sub 25 mins.

He's only 9 so he's not allowed to run on his own, but I'm too slow so he can only do it when we can borrow other parents or friends to run with him.

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