Eating the right types of food is so important for a good run! I typically go for a run after work when I've had a chance to fuel my body all day long. During a typical day I eat: chai tea, oatmeal, banana, turkey sandwich, green apple and plenty of water. For me timing is everything, if I eat to close to a run, then I'll cramp up.
Race days are a completely different story. I wake up early for a race and have not had an entire day to fuel. What works for me is 1 cup of coffee (with sugar and a tiny splash of milk) and 1/2 a banana. I try to have breakfast at least 1 hr before my run.
This past weekend I tried eating a Luna bar before my Sunday run. I had the Nuts 'n Cranberry bar - it tasted really good. However, after waiting over 1 hour to go for run after eating the bar, I still could feel it in my tummy as I ran. I was not happy :-( Everyone's body is different and the fact that it didn't agree with me might have more to do with the 4 glasses of wine I had the night before!
Speaking of bars: I love Larabars!! I am so excited to check out the expo on Friday and hopefully score some free samples!!
How do you fuel your body?