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Virtual Running Group – Week 8

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For our 8th week running challenge, we are staying at 4-miles for our two short runs and adding another mile to our long run for a total of 9 miles.

Week 8 of 12 challenge:


Can we talk about food??? You wouldn’t think this would be a topic for a runner but it is. There is this whole other food list you have never heard of like Goop and other Energy Gels until you are a runner.

What do you eat before, during and after a race? If you are still with Two Working Moms and this free virtual running group then you might be finding you are a little more hungry.

I run first thing in the morning and I like this time since my tummy is empty and I don’t have a lot of food or liquids swishing around. That said I don’t really eat or drink before I run. I do have a few sips of my double expresso ice coffee and sometimes a half banana if it is a long run or I am driving more than 30 minutes to get there.

Same for during the race. I try not to drink too much and just take small sips here and there. It really depends on the weather, sun, and temperature. One day during and half marathon I tried Goop since it was offered. I squirted that stuff in my mouth and instantly regretted it. I gaged and wish I had more water as this gummy like stuff filled my mouth. Why!!!! Never, ever, do anything new on a race. Especially eat something you never have tried before.

Some people love having a little snack while running. My running vest even has a spot to hold a snack but I don’t think it is for me. If you are interested I would give it a try but maybe not on a very long run or on race day.


Post run it is game and brunch on!!!! I don’t like beer so you won’t find me in the gardens drinking after a race but I am totally game for something with a lot of bread.

What do you eat before, during, or after a run?

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Keep us posted on how your runs are going. * L

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