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W4R2...Post run munchies


Above run completed tonight, all OK although I tried different trainers tonight and think I will stick to my old ones. Felt it a bit too due to resistance from the windy conditions.

Back from the run I could honestly eat a horse and go back for the saddle. Anyone else like this and what do you do? Any good post run snacks recommended?.

I am probably undoing all my good work by tucking in to the wrong thinks but I feel so hungry.

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Ha ha forgot to add I overtook 2 dog walkers tonight which felt kinda good as up til that point I felt that I was just doing little more than a fast walk. Tricky when you are on your own to judge how fast you are going ☺

misswobbleGraduate in reply to mummybrummy

Eat sommat healthy. Have stuff there ready to hand so you don't reach for the wrong things. Banish wrong things from the house if you can't resist.

Banana is always a go-to munch. You only need a post run snack if you are going further than 10k. Anything less you shouldn't be eating extra or you'll gain weight.

For a healthy snack you can make soups or curry (minus spuds or carbs) with just veg and spices - with onions, carrots, courgette, mushrooms, squash, spinach, cauli, cabbage, with stock. I make batches of this stuff, using whatever spices/herbs match my mood and keep them in the freezer for times like these. Requires a bit of forward planning but they're lovely when you get in cold and hungry and they won't make you fat. You can blitz or leave chunky.

I make up sugar-free jellies and drained tinned fruit. One pack of jelly and a tin of fruit in juice, drained makes four helpings. I like orange jelly and mandarin or blackcurrant jelly with tinned blackcurrants, lime jelly with tinned pears. Lovely!



Bananas are a good source of energy an the potassium in them helps avoiding cramps.

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