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2nd April
2008
written by John

My friends who don’t run ask me if I get hungry during my 20 mile run. I tell them sometimes I do. When I do get hungry on my long run, I suck down something called GU Energy Gel. It’s a small package that has a jelly substance that contains carbohydrates. It helps put off fatigue that usually slows you down during the marathon. It also delivers the complex carbohydrates to muscles as energy.

I try to take in a packet every 3 to 4 miles. I also try to have some water with them so they go down easier. I strongly recommend that if you plan to use the GU packets in the marathon you practice using them on your long runs. You want to make sure your body can handle it because each person is different. You can buy GU Energy Gel online or your favorite running store for about a dollar a packet.

If you have any questions or topics you would like for me to talk about E-mail them and I will address them personally and include them in my videos. Until next time, have a Great Run. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips.
Thanks,
John
TheRunnersGuide

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