Need the energy to get you through that last mile? Want to recover faster?
As you exercise, you lose the essential nutrients that keep you going throughout your workout. Luckily, there are products designed to be easy to use, tasty, and easy on the stomach to make sure you continue to always keep moving forward.
At The Running Well Store, we have the essential nutrition that is going to be beneficial in any workout. Whether you are looking for a Honey Stinger cookie, chocolate-flavored Gu, Jelly Belly Sports Beans, or Nunn Energy – we have it all. Depending on if you need it to complete a weekly run with friends or if you are training for a marathon, the best nutrition is the one that fits your needs and taste buds.
Once runners and walkers start taking on longer distances, they start to need the energy to replenish depleted carbohydrates.
When you are involved in an endurance event, your body uses two sources of fuel to feed your muscles; fat, and carbohydrates. While fat is widely available, it is slower to break down into usable energy, making it ineffective when running or walking an extended distance .
Instead, your body relies on carbohydrates as its primary fuel source But your body can only store a limited amount of carbohydrates in its muscles, known as glycogen; at half marathon pace, this is about 90 minutes of running and at marathon pace about 120 minutes of running. This means the average runner’s body will be running low on glycogen stores about halfway through the marathon.
This is where energy gels come in. The simple sugars in energy gels are first absorbed into your bloodstream as glucose, giving you a spike in energy. Soon after, it is absorbed by the active muscles and organs. Although energy gels are not a direct replacement as you can’t control which muscles the glucose goes to, they do help continue to fuel your run.