31 Jan '17, 7pm

Why under-fueling your long run is better than over-fueling

Why under-fueling your long run is better than over-fueling

Now that my long runs are creeping up again, and I’m coaching many women training for marathons, fueling is coming up a lot. What type? How much? How often? A lot has been written about fueling before, during and after a run . I’m going to assume you know the basics. The mistake I see the most often is runners over-fueling the run. Taking in too many gels can have a negative effect- they teach your body to be dependent on the sugar and this can cause you to feel the “crash” without the sugar “pick-me-up.” Once you have a little distance under your belt, I’m a big fan of limiting the fuel on a long run. A little fuel is fine- as it can help you perform better and you definitely want to practice taking in some fuel for race day to teach your stomach how to digest it and ensure that your body won’t reject it. What kind of fuel? Whatever you prefer… gels if you you don’t mind ...

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