I know you were all dying to know what I eat and drink, before, during and after, my long runs. About 30 minutes before, I eat half a can of smoked oysters and my latest fruit of choice is half a banana -same with afterwards. It turns out, it's just as important what you eat within 45 minutes AFTER you run, as before. I drink a half cup of coffee before and in the equivalent (in Starbucks via form) halfway through - for anti-inflammatory purposes. Halfway through I drink half a package of Emergen-C and half a package of a "green drink" that includes a butt-load of spirulina and algae- I drink the other half at the end (about 20 oz. total). Oh, in the middle of my runs, I was eating just some pumpkin seeds, but I have found that's not enough and have started eating date rolls (which are mushed up dates rolled in shredded coconut! PERFECT! Then, I started thinking about how I should grind up my pumpkin seeds and grind that powder into the date rolls! I am too leary of all those energy gels, etc., cuz my stomach is too sensitive so I have to come up with my own stuff! I was also thinking of grinding up quinoa and mashing that into the dates, as well -since quinoa is a complete protein. But, THEN, I remembered how much I hate quinoa in all ways. Though ground up from it's seed form is probably the best way to get the least taste. I wonder what would happen if I ate quinoa seeds whole? I wonder if my stomach would digest them? Hmmmmmm, something to research!