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?