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Fuel the Right Way

There's nothing worse than not having enough energy to complete a workout, so make sure you fuel correctly beforehand. Foods high in complex carbs are a great pre-workout meal since they translate to sustained energy — just make sure you eat it at least two hours before going for a run. A quick snack of easily digestible carbs and protein works well if you're heading out soon; this low-calorie protein smoothie goes down easy and keeps you energized throughout your run.

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