Fuelling up properly?: I just completed W8R2 the... - Couch to 5K

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Fuelling up properly?

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I just completed W8R2 the last 3-4 minutes were a push but I'm pretty sure I passed 5k πŸ˜€

I had an afternoon with my pal eating and drinking the wrong sort of stuff. I don't do it often so it's a treat. I'm on annual leave πŸ§€πŸ·

But today's run has made me think that as the runs get longer the right fuel is important. 5k is no marathon but I still want to eat well without carb overload. Any tips? I'm veggie πŸ₯‘πŸŒ½

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davelinksGraduate

No need to worry about fuelling until going over 10k, just eat healthily and make you're well hydrated..

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Sometimes the β€œwrong stuff” becomes perfect fuelling for your next run, as long as you’re hydrated after alcohol.

There is no need to fuel the run specifically at this distance, but I do like to fuel the muscle development with a little post run protein. My daughter does too, so we take a small slice off her meat portion for the evening as she is losing weight and so doesn’t want extra food.

Good job on the run.

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

The guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... mentions diet, but you do not need to eat more just because of C25K.

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Oh I'm not eating more. I guess it's pretty obvious that Pinot Grigio isn't really the hydration of choice πŸ˜†

I'll be right sticking with my egg on toast for breakfast though! πŸ‘πŸΌ

Either my watch or Nike app are talking rot, I did 4K so still need to work hard to get to 5k in 30m

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Ang33333Graduate

Bananas 🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

I always run before breakfast, so it's just a cup of tea for me. I even managed 21km on just a cup of tea on Friday morning - though I was ravenous afterwards. I try to make sure I hydrate the evening before and have a well balanced dinner. I guess everyone is different.

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