Nutrition Planning on the Run

We all know we shouldn’t run a marathon race in brand new shoes. And we know we shouldn’t ride a major road race on a shiny new saddle. Likewise, it’s not a good idea to try your new nutrition plan on race day.

There are a number of reasons why nutritional training and practicing all aspects of your nutritional plan are important. First, there are adaptations that take place in the gut that will help you to absorb more with greater stomach comfort. Second, it is also important to practice the mechanics of the nutrition plan… perhaps carrying some products, opening wrappers and containers, sipping, sucking, chewing, swallowing... while on the run or while only slowing briefly. Or if you decide that your tactic is to stop at feed stations and take the time to consume enough, this stopping and starting needs to be trained as well.

Checkout these guides from CORE Nutrition Planning to help plan your fueling routine.