I have been running now for 2 months and completed a 10km training plan, and I love it. My wife works evening though and u don't go running until about 9.30pm (after dynamic warmups). Now I'm adding some hills to my training plan next, and some beginners hills where I live are off road and dark at the time I have been running.

My question is I want to switch my hills to early morning. I'm scratching my head about what I should be eating and how long before the morning run I should eat then leave? Any advice from fellow early risers?


I'm following the BUPA 10Km advanced plan (after doing basic and immediate). My only goals are to increase my pace over 10Kms


  • Personally I think a lot of this will come down to personal preference. While no one wants to eat a huge breakfast before a long hot run, some people like a bit of food and others would rather run on an empty stomach. Your energy comes largely from stored glucose from the day before; what you eat in the morning isn't factoring in much (from a morning-run-energy point of view). – Eric May 7 '15 at 16:30
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    This is a question that is highly individual specific. There are also other questions about when to eat before running, such as: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/3274/… – JohnP May 7 '15 at 18:22

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