I’m sure you’ve heard it before but breakfast is really important!
Not only does it break-the-fast (yes, who knew?!) but it gets you going for the day, gives your brain the glucose it needs to function properly and gives you the energy to face the day.
It’s also really important when you’re training for an event, in my case the Great Women’s 10k. My body needs to be properly fuelled or I run out of energy very quickly and essentially means I won’t be running anywhere! Eating breakfast also means I am less hungry later in the day and stops me eating as many snacks in the lead up to lunch.
It’s also important that you have a good breakfast – chocolate or sweets just won’t cut it! I like to mix up my breakfasts but I make sure they’re full of protein, complex carbs and fruit to help balance my diet and give me energy.
For me, carbs work great before training as they give me enough energy to fuel my run as they release the glucose slower than a lot of other breakfast foods and you can add whatever flavours or toppings that you want! Carrot Cake Oats are a strong favourite of mine , as are Zoats (not as odd as they sound).
I’m also a fan of having a second breakfast after training which is a great excuse to get up and run. My current favourite is the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Protein Smoothie.
Let me know if you try out any of my recipes or if you have any favourite breakfasts you would like to share with the rest of the Great Run Community.