I'm all tucked up in bed with the latest "Women's Running" magazine ( I didn't even know it existed before starting this c25k lark!) and I'm reading the 10 golden rules of injury free running. I've been lucky enough so far to have avoided any pain or mishaps (crossed fingers) and would like to stay that way. One of the rules is to eat within 20 minutes of a run, the author states this is crucial to repair muscle tissue.
My question is: what do you all eat/ drink after a run? I find my stomach feels too tight after a run to even consider anything. I normally have a quartered blood orange or just stick to rehydrating with water. My appetite then kicks in maybe an hour or two later. Now I'm worried that because I'm not up for eating anything after a run, I may be doing my muscles a big disservice..? Should I just listen to what my body tells me or go with the sports coach advice?