I run 1 mile then jog another 1 mile each morning after 130 calories of protein shake. Then eggs and cereal right after. Is that enough to keep me from burning muscle?
So you're trying to make your cardio not fasted? If so, I would say 130 is very ok for that. For burning muscle your total nutrition, in particular your post-run meal, is what'll make the greatest difference anyways.
You're not going to burn up muscle regardless. You're talking about burning a maximum of 300 calories running, as long as you're not in an extreme calorie deficit for days and weeks.
I like eating a little fruit about 30 minutes before running in the a.m. personally, preferably grapes, banana if none are on hand. Maybe you should give something like that a shot if you're looking for something of an energy boost that wont fill?
why would you eat a bunch before running?
are you trying to win a race or burn fat?
For me, the action IS the juice.
I like to run early to get the metabolism going, burn a little fat, and it just generally wakes me up for the day. I've been doing it for a while and I've lost fat and improved my wind for short term endurance, which is my goal. I like the results overall, and I've managed to maintain my overall weight. My real training is in the afternoon.
What has worried me is the other people I pass on the run (I assume running fasted as it is 7 AM) look emaciated as hell.