Day 4 Week 15 – Running On Empty (Stomach)

6 miles steady pace, 1 mile warm up & cool down, cloudy & 76 degree.

I am a morning runner.  Not only I like to run early to get my blood circulating, I run without ingesting any food other than water.  I prefer empty stomach over having food in my tummy sloshing around.

Running on empty stomach however is not recommended for beginners, especially if they are performance oriented.  But for experienced runners who want to train their bodies to better utilizing their fat content running on empty is the way to go.

Particularly for endurance runners it is imperative.  For our body can carry only a limited amount of glycogen, efficient fat burning gives the added edge for the long haul.

What is the longest run you have done on empty stomach?


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2 Responses to Day 4 Week 15 – Running On Empty (Stomach)

  1. swosei12blog says:

    I think 6 miles is the longest that I have gone on an empty stomach. But that was mainly because I did not have time to eat before the run. I try to keep my empty stomach runs in the 4-5 mile range.


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