A healthy, balanced diet should be your first priority when you start training for any running event. However, as you ramp up your miles in marathon training, you’ll need to think about taking onboard fuel, as well as water, during your runs and that’s where specialised sports nutrition comes in.
Sports nutrition products cover everything from drinks and gels to bars, tablets and sweets. Figuring out what products work best for you will become a key element of your training once you start to run for longer than 60 to 90 minutes at a time.
This approach of trying a variety of products to find the right ones for you will ensure you have a sound fuelling and hydration plan when Event Day rolls around – leave it until the last minute and you could find out too late that something doesn’t suit you.
However you decide to fuel your 26.2-mile TCS London Marathon challenge, our partner Lucozade Sport has you covered with a simple strategy for success: