Is it okay to run right after eating?

This question is about Running

Sarah Achleithner

Running immediately after eating may cause gastrointestinal distress, including cramping, nausea, and diarrhea, however, some people find that they can tolerate a small amount of easily-digested carbohydrate (such as 4-8oz sports drink or ½ banana) before running. In general, it is best to wait 3-4 hours after a large meal or 30 minutes – 2 hours after a smaller meal or snack before starting your run [


]. Any changes to your pre-run nutrition plan should be practiced in training.

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