Long runs take a lot out of you. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you’re putting a lot back in! Both hydration and fuel play a major role in maintaining energy levels during a long run, but what is the optimal combination for long-haul success?
As a general rule of thumb, runs lasting less than 90-minutes can usually manage on solid, maintained hydration without the need for regular fuel stops. Workouts outlasting the 90-minute mark begin to take a different toll on your body. Over 90-minutes, carbohydrates play a key role in keeping your body fueled for continued endurance exercise.
It's important to remember that proper hydration and fuel plans begin long before you push “Start” on your watch. The day before a long run, make sure to hydrate appropriately alongside nutrient-dense meals.
For day-of success, follow the guidelines below to make sure that your body is receiving everything it needs to carry you through those final double-digit miles:
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