Through extensive experimentation, I've managed to find a handful of foods that work well as a pre-run meal. The criteria is straight-forward: The food has to be easy to digest and give me plenty of energy that will last for a relatively long time, yet still be relatively "digestible."
My preferred foods, in order of preference, are:
- Pop Tarts (frosted strawberry)
- Miniature Donuts
As you can tell, I'm a fan of sweet pastries.
To figure out which foods work best, test a different food before each run. I would recommend giving a food at least two opportunities as results can be influenced by other factors.
Some other popular foods include:
- Breakfast cereal
- French toast
- Anything from the breakfast menu at McDonald's