What To Eat On A Long Distance Run. How To Fuel Your Body With Food And Drink
It comes down to personal perference what you choose to eat and drink on the weekly long slow run.
I personally go for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Lucozade Sport, but some opt for energy gels instead.
The good thing about gels is that are easy to digest compared to cereal bars or other more consistent food items.
I’ve brought along cereal bars before on the long run and ended up throwing them away as I can’t eat when I’m out of breath.
Eating food is extraordinarily difficult when you’re out of breath and fatigued, which is why a lot of runners prefer energy gels.
All you can do is try out your favourite foods and see how they work for you.
Never try a new food item in a race, you won’t know whether your system will tolerate it or not until it’s too late.
I ran my first half marathon fuelled on Lucozade Glucose Tablets and they hit my stomach pretty hard.
Let’s say that I was cupping my asshole for the last 3.1 miles in order to stop myself from shitting over all creation.