30 Sep '14, 12am

Why do I feel overly fatigued post-long run?

I'm training for my fifth marathon and while my runs have largely gone well strength and target pace wise, I've recently noticed that I'm covered in salt streaks afterwards, have an upset stomach and feel, for lack of a better word, hungover, the remainder of the day. I typically eat a banana before runs and consume dates, a granola bar and/or Honey Stingers every hour or so during runs but don't bring any fuel aside from water for runs less than 13 miles. Do you have any recommendations for what I can change in my diet or fuel routine to combat this? Appreciate your insight! Thanks, Jana Jana, This is an interesting question that may not have a simple answer. It sounds like you are running out of gas and that your energy supply going into the run may not be adequate to support your physical effort. It might be helpful for you to keep a diet log for a couple of weeks to ga...

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