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11 Foods You Should Eat Before, During and After Your Run

What you need to know about fueling your run.

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Have you ever wondered what you should eat before, during and after your run??? Here is a list 11 food ideas you should eat before, during and after your run.


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Here’s a video showing what food to avoid before running.


While you’re here be sure to check out this yummy no bake oatmeal energy bites recipe we found. This recipe is super easy and only requires 10 minutes to prep and makes a great post-run snack. (Scroll down for the video tutorial and what ingredients you need.)


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We have included a short video tutorial that shows you how to make this delicious snack.

 INGREDIENTS via Gimmesomeoven:

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Read more at for directions


What are some of your favorite foods to eat before, during and after your run? Tell us in the comments below.


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Written by WRC Staff

Women’s Running Community (WRC) was created to inspire girls and women to choose health and wellness over our culture’s harmful obsession with having the “perfect” runner’s body type, weight or shape. Our goal is to educate the world that health, beauty, and wellness come in many forms and that no one body type, shape, size, culture or weight is more worthy of respect, love and acceptance than another. We want to challenge the industry leaders and media creators to expand their vision of what a runner or being healthy looks like.



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