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 In earlier days, runners relied  solely on water, sports drinks, and  some flat colas as their primary  carbohydrate sup...
• Previously runners depended on water and              sports drinks            • Now energy gels and other carbohydrateS...
 Your body uses two primary sources of  fuel - fat and carbohydrates. Fat is broken down into usable energy  slowly, mak...
 Your performance on race day relies  on using the glycogen stored in the  muscle Energy gels help replenish the  glycog...
 Like almost every facet of  running, the timing of when you  should take your gels is very  individual Begin taking gel...
 Speed at which youre able to digest  and process energy gels plays an  important roll in how often you  want to take the...
 Its possible that your stomach  might shutdown during the latter  half of the race. If this happens, try eating only a ...
 Always take energy gels with  water, never alone and never with  Gatorade Without water, energy gels will take  longer ...
 If you have any unique tips and strategies for how to better consume and digest energy gels, please leave a comment at h...
The lowdown on energy gels
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The lowdown on energy gels

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http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/ - Runners depend on carbohydrate supplements for maximum performance during marathons and half marathons. Our body relies on carbohydrates as its primary fuel source when racing.

Energy gels help to replenish carbohydrate stores that are depleted when running. Visit our website for more information about carbohydrate supplements

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The lowdown on energy gels

  1. 1.  In earlier days, runners relied solely on water, sports drinks, and some flat colas as their primary carbohydrate supplement. Luckily, we now have a plethora of products that are designed to speed glycogen to our working muscles One such product is the energy gels http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  2. 2. • Previously runners depended on water and sports drinks • Now energy gels and other carbohydrateSupplements supplements are available • It will replenish carbohydrate stores that are depleted when running.Energy Gels • Gels will help the mind feel energized • Take gels relatively early into the race • Always take energy gels with water Usage http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  3. 3.  Your body uses two primary sources of fuel - fat and carbohydrates. Fat is broken down into usable energy slowly, making it an ineffective fuel source Carbohydrates can only store a limited amount in our muscles, so youll be running out of muscle glycogen very quickly. Energy gels are designed to replenish carbohydrate stores that are depleted when running http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  4. 4.  Your performance on race day relies on using the glycogen stored in the muscle Energy gels help replenish the glycogen and calories youre burning when racing hard. A gel will wake you up and help the mind feel energized, but it doesnt necessarily prevent the bonk in your legs. http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  5. 5.  Like almost every facet of running, the timing of when you should take your gels is very individual Begin taking gels relatively early into the race. So you have a better chance of processing the sugars faster and without stomach issues Also have a good breakfast, with less simple sugars. This helps you avoid eating nothing but simple sugar for 3-4 hours. http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  6. 6.  Speed at which youre able to digest and process energy gels plays an important roll in how often you want to take them Wait about 45-60 minutes between gels before taking another one. This will avoid feeding too much simple sugar into your blood stream at once. Your digestive track is trainable , so eat gels at set intervals so that you will digest the gel more readily http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  7. 7.  Its possible that your stomach might shutdown during the latter half of the race. If this happens, try eating only a small portion of the gel, but in closer intervals This give your stomach a better chance to properly digest without getting sick http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  8. 8.  Always take energy gels with water, never alone and never with Gatorade Without water, energy gels will take longer to digest and enter the blood stream If you take an energy gel with a sports drink, you run the risk of ingesting too much simple sugar at once http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/
  9. 9.  If you have any unique tips and strategies for how to better consume and digest energy gels, please leave a comment at http://runnersconnect.net/r unning-nutrition/ http://runnersconnect.net/running-nutrition/

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