Fitness.com The Global Fitness Community
Fitness.com The Global Fitness Community

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Dr Game is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ottawa Canada
    Posts
    26

    Drink Coffee Before A Run?

    Is it dangerous to drink coffee just before a run? I was thinking maybe It could help you reach the fat burning time faster, but... at the same time, it would be dangerous to do right?

  2. Google
  3. #2
    MasterAsylum is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    88
    I'd say not necessarily dangerous but not beneficial... Its like eating something with sugar, quick burst, hard crash. Eat pasta like an hour before if you want a good solid fuel source before a short performance. I used to do it for practice at hockey as it only last 30-60 minutes, ate a pasta about an hour before, could perform higher than any other levels doing that and helped the performance level all around(harder practice, harder play later). Of course this may not have been good for me and I had no idea either, it just worked at the time.

  4. #3
    Crissy Snow is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    32
    I use to eat a bag of Doritos before I ran and it lasted 2 hrs lol!!!

  5. #4
    Markus Leon is offline Third Set
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    500
    No its not dangerous

  6. #5
    Okieslims is offline First Set
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    125
    Pasta makes me crash hard for some reason. I eat wheat pasta too! I dont know why it has that effect on me.

  7. #6
    djrell is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Cali
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Game View Post
    Is it dangerous to drink coffee just before a run? I was thinking maybe It could help you reach the fat burning time faster, but... at the same time, it would be dangerous to do right?
    it's dangerous in the sense that caffeine is a diuretic. you know what happens if you exercise with little water? you can black out.

    i know this because i almost passed out once, running in the hot sun after drinking coffee for "energy."

  8. #7
    mrom is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    39
    i don't drink coffee, but i'm sure there are healthier things you can eat or drink before a run. sorry i'm not more of a help for you.

  9. #8
    Thor06 is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    18
    I wouldnt drink coffee because then you will need to pee shortly after the run.

  10. #9
    tyciol is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    12
    I don't see why it would make reaching your fat burning time faster, that generally happens immediately when you get into an athletic activity. If you want caffeine, take it for the taste. You probably don't even need it for energy after a run, gets you pumped. Good if you don't have time to exercise but do want a warm drink in the morning before work though.

  11. #10
    Rakoczy is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    111
    Drinking coffee + Cold weather + Running = setting yourself up for some serious bladder discomfort

  12. #11
    Markus Leon is offline Third Set
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    500
    Quote Originally Posted by Rakoczy View Post
    Drinking coffee + Cold weather + Running = setting yourself up for some serious bladder discomfort
    yea I dont use it before a run either because of just that reason actually and it doesnt do much for my stamina anyway so.
    Its good with caffeine/coffee before going to the gym but it really does drive out liquid.. I take a Piss before I go to the gym(15min walk) and still have to hit the head again once i get there lol.

  13. #12
    RisingTide is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    6
    Caffiene actually boosts your bodies thermogenics. Your core body temp will go up, and thus you feel like you have more energy. But like someone else noted, when your in the hot sun...probably not the best thing ever.

    There are supplements that replicate this effect, and dont act as a diuretic, just take them responsibly.

  14. #13
    zoner is offline In Orientation
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    13

    Could cause cramp

    I can't remember where I read it but there was a theory that it could increase your chances of cramp if you drink coffee before a run.

  15. #14
    polishmadman is offline Warming Up
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    60
    I usually end up having coffee about two hours before I run. Doesn't really seem to hurt.

Similar Threads

  1. coffee/tea
    By awesomeame in forum Nutrition
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr. 30/07, 02:39 PM
  2. Is coffee bad for you?
    By abcd in forum Nutrition
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Apr. 11/07, 09:04 AM
  3. Is coffee a bad thing to drink?
    By fitwes16 in forum Weight Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Apr. 19/06, 11:17 AM
  4. Coffee?
    By Shinra in forum Healthy Recipes
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Nov. 02/05, 07:24 AM
  5. Safe to drink an Energy Drink (caffeine)?
    By iKwak in forum Running and Cycling
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Sep. 06/04, 12:39 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Members: 202,891
Threads: 47,607
Posts: 399,691
Top Poster: Karky (9,817)
Welcome to our newest member, klerik32
15 year old boy- body...
Last post by klerik32 ( 1 Replies )
Today 01:35 PM in Body Weight Training
Fish oil
Last post by Lee_Torre_GoogleMe ( 5 Replies )
Today 11:10 AM in Supplements
How to shop for creatine.
Last post by Lee_Torre_GoogleMe ( 9 Replies )
Today 11:04 AM in Supplements
Ryan's Journal
Last post by CrazyOldMan ( 1,181 Replies )
Today 06:56 AM in Journal
Don't try this at home
Last post by CrazyOldMan ( 764 Replies )
Today 06:50 AM in Journal

Body Building | Supplements | Weight Loss | Sports |