Meal timing is only relevant for those competing in endurance races or those exercising multiple times during the day. The main reason is to ensure a full glycogen capacity before race or the next bout of exercise. If you are working out for <90mins, 1 time per day this rule of thumb doesn't apply as the glyocgen you have stored will more than likely be carried over to the next day.
Don't get too caught up in semantics wrt meal timing, especially if the primary concern is energy for the workout. You can manipulate the pre and post meals in other ways to ensure AMPK phosphorylation and mTOR activation but wrt energy, it's largely irrelevant.