Hydration and Nutrition
You’ll need to carry water and a fuel source with you for long runs. Your body requires fuel for any run longer than an hour. That means finding a comfortable way to carry water and your fuel source of choice, be it gels, chews, bars, etc. This is crucial to test during training.
Nathan packs make carrying your water and calories a breeze.
The Nathan VaporKrar 2.0 4L and Nathan VaporHowe 12L were designed in collaboration with elite ultrarunners Rob Krar and Stephanie Howe. The packs each hold two soft flasks on the front and work with extra bladders so you can haul all the H2O you need, and they have enough storage space to stash energy gels, chews or whatever else you like to eat on the go.
Your training sessions are the perfect time to test different nutrition products to see what works best for your body. Try different products during long runs and high-intensity speed workouts so that you can simulate a race environment and prepare your body accordingly.
Fleet Feet runners recommend Maurten energy gels for marathons. Maurten uses a unique hydrogel to help transport carbs and sodium through your stomach and into your intestines, where it can be absorbed easily, minimizing the chance of an upset stomach.
Stop chafing before it interrupts your training or the race itself. For your longest, toughest runs, Squirrel’s Nut Butter is your skin’s best friend. The all-natural formula is made with coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and vitamin E oil. Use the tub or stick to apply it anywhere that you tend to chafe. It’s weather-resistant, long-lasting and restorative to dry skin.