Every runner seeks to find the perfect pre-run fuel. Food after all is one of the most important ingredients in creating a successful runner. 

I am participating in the Ragnar Relay in my area. I have 3 different legs I will be running over the course of the 24 hour period. My final run will be one of the biggest challenges I have had in any run ever. 

Last year when I ran this event I decided that banana bread would be an excellent breakfast. Unfortunately I was mistaken. As I forced my way up a grueling 3 mile long 20% graded hill in the burning afternoon on fresh laid blacktop with little to no shade I discovered that banana bread was not happy in my tummy and it wanted out. Badly.

Without going into too much detail let's just say I would make it 3 or 4 steps and then had to deal with the tummy revolt. Then another 3 or 4 steps, revolt! It took a long, long time to get up that hill. But I eventually made it.

I have sought out a better alternative to banana bread. I am happy to say that I have discovered a miracle!

Go Dough is a small scoop that contains all natural ingredients that work great as a pre-run snack or mid afternoon snack. I have even had it as breakfast, and it kept me full for 5 hours. 

   

I love eating this when I get home from work as I make dinner for my family. The scoop is about 4-5 bites and super tasty. I like to run while my family eats so I can get my run in earlier in the evening. Then I eat when I return. The Go Dough makes me feel full, and provides the most amazing energy charge for my run. On one run when I was doing hill intervals I was able to complete the entire 1.25 mile hill without stopping along the way and felt tremendous at the top! 

On the weekends before my long runs (12 mile runs) I have had a Go Dough and it kept me energized and FULL the entire run, which is rare! Often it is hunger pangs that make me curtail my long runs. 

For breakfast before work, I take a single scoop, along with vanilla greek yogurt and sliced almonds. 

   

My favorite flavors are the Cocoa Almond and Cocoa Mint, but the Cranberry Orange was really yummy too. I can't rave enough about this yummy fuel source!

I will be packing a few of these to take on my run in a little plastic container to keep in the cooler. One for breakfast and one for recovery after my 11.6 mile run.

To find out if it is available where you live visit their website. If it isn't, you can order directly from the company. 

Go Dough