Bluesquare wrote: »
Also keen to work out fueling for long runs - yesterday tried a brownie , a Freddo and some glucose tabs !
Baby75 wrote: »
Great Idea Bluesquare I use tailwind and love it, after reading some of Stacy Sims book and listening to her podcasts, I decided to check it out in comparison to the new Nuun endurance when I checked the ingredients and they are using the same forms of sugars (Dextrose , Sucrose) but tailwind also has added Calcium Carbonate which she recommends you take to prevent and treat cramps along with electrolytes I know the amount differs a bit but I am sticking with tailwind for now anyway.
Let me know what the Osmo one is like
I know she says hydration in your bottle and food in your pocket but all I am using at the minute is tailwind maybe a few jellies in the past, I use a banana when I am on the bike and always have some 0% fat Greek yogurt with in 30 minutes of finishing my Long run and then eat my next meal. which is a tip I got from her and I have to say it works a treat I feel so much better much quicker than before.
Have you seen some of the recipes in the book I am going to try one or two for long runs as they get longer
HelenAnne wrote: »
How long are your long runs? I remember when my husband was doing a few ultramarathons and mountain / trail marathons he ate some things like granola bars and bananas. I think food is easier to stomach when you're running a bit slower (like on the trails or very long distances).
In books about ultrarunning they seem to be eating all the time, and all kinds of stuff! Scott Jurek has a book that's about running and has recipes - 'Eat & Run'. You might like it?
TFBubendorfer wrote: »
1) Nuun can be found online on dozens of websites, wiggle probably being the most popular one: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/. Having said that, I'm sure I've seen it in running or bike shops as well on occasions.
2) I would not worry too much if a sports drink has too many carbs or too little. Instead try a range of them and find out what suits you. For example, I can't stomach a drink with too many carbs, so I tend to use weaker ones even though in theory a stronger mixture would provide more energy.
Btw, I have tried Nuun and it didn't do anything for me, expect maybe make the water taste a liitle bit more pleasant. I gave up on it after I used up my first stash.
Bluesquare wrote: »
I’m confusing myself now with all the different threads - just noticed you replied with a nice recipe on the other one . Check out Kvarg - it’s a yogurt thingy with 16g of protein - it’s good .
I have bought one thing of tailwind so will try if . I haven’t gone over half marathon distance in 3 years and gave up fueling on runs ages ago - so back to new territory . I’ll mention the calcium carbonate in tailwind to my buddy who suffers badly cramps - thanks for that .