28 Aug '14, 7am

STUDY: Half marathoners! Gels are a good choice for midrace fuel:

STUDY: Half marathoners! Gels are a good choice for midrace fuel:

If you like to fuel during half marathons, consider using gels instead of on-course sport drinks, suggests a study recently published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine . The benefit of consuming carbohydrates during endurance events lasting more than an hour has been well-established in laboratory studies. A potential problem in translating those results to the real world is reliably taking in the amount of carbohydrates prescribed. A common recommendation is 60 grams of carbohydrate an hour, which is about the amount contained in one liter of a typical sports drink. Most runners have a hard time drinking that much from cups hastily grabbed at on-course aid stations. The new research looked at whether getting that amount of carbohydrates from gels instead of sports drink affected half marathoners' finish times. Fifteen runners did a half marathon on a treadmi...

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