Planning what to eat during a race can be overwhelming. With so many variables, it’s hard to determine what the “right” answer is for you. When deciding what to eat and drink, we think it’s helpful to break it down by looking at the nutrients your body needs.
A successful nutrition plan takes into account the amount of calories your system can handle in an hour, and it should also factor in your body’s need for electrolytes, amino acids, water, and protein.
When thinking about your nutritional need for a race or training session, it’s important to remember that everyone is different and every day is different. For example, body size, air temperature, activity type, intensity, and personal preference will all affect your nutritional need.
That’s why GU has products are designed to be mixed and matched. For example, if you prefer to drink your calories rather, you can bottle up your fuel using Roctane Energy Drink.
GU developed a Marathon and Half Marathon Nutrition Planner to help you dial in your plan for race day. We all know things can change on race day, but it helps to start with a plan!
Here’s how to use our Nutrition Planner
There are three key areas where GU products may prove most beneficial: Hydration, Energy, and Recovery. We submit the following guidelines for parents of young athletes (6-17 years of age) when choosing GU products.
Aged for 25 years, the complexity of the fragrance and flavor presented by these Energy Gels was influenced by their barrels, which were crafted from local eucalyptus. According to our resident GUmolier, the Energy Gels have “mellowed to deliver a sophisticated, subtle mouthfeel.”
Chocolate Outrage has matured with notes of rich, baked cocoa, while the traditional Vanilla Beanhas ripened to feature buttery notes reminiscent of smooth coconut.