What would you recommend to have for breakfast before a 10 mile hike? Last time I went for a long hike, I crashed pretty hard at half the distance.
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asked byAlvaro (3213)
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on October 10, 2012
at 08:33 PM
It's been about 15 years since I did long distance hiking/biking but I can share what worked for me then.
In my case, but I don't know if it's rare/common/universal, if I was fit enough to hike 10 or more miles I was already somewhat adapted to fat-burning. I played it by ear--if I wasn't hungry I didn't eat before I started BUT if I was hungry I made sure I ate protein/fat rather than carbs because carbs totally kill my energy.
I made it a practice to eat a handful or 2 of high-energy food about once an hour. For me, that was stuff like jerky, nuts and dried fruit.
That worked so well I wasn't usually hungry for a few hours after I finished the day's exercise; I then ate a normal supper and was sleepy enough to want an early bedtime.
I'll be interested in the variety of responses to your question!