Marathon training: Increasing the fuel
Apr29

Marathon training: Increasing the fuel

During the winter, I tried out various different possible fuels for my marathon. I’d never had anything other than a drink with me on a run before, but 26 miles burns 2600 calories, so it was essential that I learned to eat something while running. As an IBS sufferer, I have to be extra careful (although apparently 60% of long distance runners do have some stomach/ toilet trouble) and I felt that gels weren’t the way...

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Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods
Jan14

Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods

When I run a half marathon, or train for one, I don’t fuel (take on any food or gels). I’ve never needed to and I’ve never hit a wall, unlike my running partners in crime, my husband and brother-in-law. The only ‘fuel’ I have when running any distance of six miles or more is a bottle of low calories Lucozade Sport. The only reason it’s low calorie is because it’s lemon flavour and they...

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