Friday, April 12, 2013

Fashion Friday: Nutrition on the Run

As a runner, your diet is important not only for maintaining good health, but also to promote peak performance. Proper nutrition and hydration can make or break a workout or race, and also greatly affects how runners feel, work and think. Runners should fuel their bodies on runs lasting longer than 90 minutes. We'd like to share our favorite "fuel"!

For Hydration, we love Nuun! It's lighter than most sport's drinks which tend to taste thick and sugary, Nuun is lightly flavored water without a sugary taste.

Chomps offer a change of pace from gels and an answer to that moment in your run…. when you just gotta have something to chomp on. Chomps utilize the same  ingredients as gels for carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes in a chewable form. Our favorite flavors are Pink Lemonade Chews and Watermelon Chomps.




And then, there is GU!! GU is simple. Simple is fast. Simple to take, simple to digest, GU Energy Gel provides just what you need for premium exercise fuel and none of the extras that slow you down. Our favorite flavors are the Island Nectars Roctane, Lemon Sublime and Tri-Berry.

So there you have it, our must have's for the long run!!

So what do you use as "fuel" for your run? 
What are your favorite flavors?

5 comments:

  1. I had GU for the first time during the Disney Princess Half Marathon, soo good!

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    1. Oh it is, and there are so many yummy flavors too. I just checked out your blog, it's great!! So did you get stuck in the back of the pack at Disney? I did and spent most of the race trying to get around everyone, it was tough.

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    2. I did! It was my first half so I had no idea what my time would be so I got put in the last corral. So bad and SOOOO many walkers! I will not be making that mistake again!!

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  2. I LOVE Honey Stingers pink lemonade chews! SO yummy!

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    1. Me too! Can't do a long without them:)

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