Fuelling your body and brain during trail running can help with the following:
· Support blood glucose & energy levels
· Support concentration & mental focus
· Assist with technical aspects of the trail & decision making
· Assist reducing muscle fatigue & loss of balance
*How much fuel your body needs will depend on factors like the distance, intensity or work rate, and what your goals for the session are e.g., enjoyment or training competitively.
A good starting point is about 20g of carbohydrate per hour, with a top end range of over 60g carbohydrate per hour. Generally, the longer the event, the greater the advantages of using foods also containing some protein and fats. Short distances may only need a little fuel in the form of carbohydrate.
There are plenty more real food ideas you can use. One of the key things with using any nutrition product during training is to practice, practice, practice. This helps to improve gut tolerance and allows your digestive system to adapt to the fuel it is being provided with.
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