On the 18th of October I’ll be running my first half marathon! So, as I’m training for it, I’m running larger distances. These runs come with a new friend called Runger…
I’ve experienced it a few times. After run HUNGER. It’s like having a hole in your stomach. As if you could eat all you want.
During one of these I ate half of a sugary kind of bread (Kwarkbol) during the entire day. Bits and pieces between meals. And some nuts. And some chips. I couldn’t stop eating.
How to prevent this? Eating a propper snack and a propper meal.
That time I made the huge mistake of just eating a hand of nuts. I took a shower and went straight to bed for an after run nap: waking up hungry at lunch time.
Cravings, cravings, cravings. And I hadn’t done groceries yet. I couldn’t make a propper snack or meal.
This is my prevention plan:
- Eat yoghurt after a run or a banana
- Lunch with items that fill you up and with enough fibers like cheese, avocados, spinach, any fruit, whole grain bread, eggs or legumes (chick peas, beans, lentils…)
- Drink enough water
- No sweets or salty snacks!
- A piece of dark chocolate is good…
Let’s hope it will help me beat runger after my long distance run (18 km!) this sunday.