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 fuelling experiments: Go Bites
Feb12

Marathon fuelling experiments: Go Bites

As I continue my experiments to find the right fuel for my first marathon, my blogging friend Juliet McGrattan recommended Kate Percy’s Go Bites. Juliet is not only an experienced marathon runner, she is also a doctor who uses her medical knowledge to inspire people to become active. So if she recommends something, I listen! She says she has given up gels in favour of Go Bites. Go Bites are made of completely natural...

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