Whether you are on a long training or you’re gearing up for race day, your fuel choices can have a major impact on how you perform.
Here are some of our Top Picks:
CLIF Shot Energy Gel- Chocolate Cherry with Caffeine: These taste more like dessert than running fuel. We’re considering trying this drizzled over ice cream…
CLIF Shot Bloks- Margarita with Salt : Easy to chew, taste great, and they have added sodium to prevent cramping.
Fig newtons contain easily digested carbohydrates. They don’t travel as well as the performance foods, but these are a great alternative for those of us who find gel packs less appetizing.
Hammer Gel- Apple Cinnamon: Do you like apple pie? If you answered ‘yes’, you will love this one!
Deliciously salty and they practically melt in your mouth. A preferred choice over the standard salted pretzel.
A natural alternative that is easy on the stomach and it makes a great energy source.
Do not try new foods during your race! Train with them first- you never know how your body will react to something unfamiliar. Many race directors will let you know what food and drink will be provided on the course. Otherwise, practice safe fueling and pack your own, just in case!
Be sure to make a visit to Melissa’s blog titled “Adventures of an Oak City Ultrarunner”! She’s awesome and we’re thrilled to have her on the Race 13.1 Blog team! http://runrunmelissarun.blogspot.com/