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Exercise Tip Thursday - Nutrition

With fall marathon season right around the corner, many of you are probably experimenting with which type of nutrition works best for you. We recommend consuming some form of nutrition during your runs that are longer than 45 minutes. Nowadays, so many options exist - gels and chewables - that it can be tough to know which one is right for you. It's important to allow yourself plenty of time before race day to determine the one that works best for you. Here at Fleet Feet Sports Richmond, we carry several great options that you may find work well for you.


  • Gels have a slightly thicker consistency, much like pudding. They offer about 100 calories per packet, and a slight electrolyte replacement, although nowhere near what you would need while running (aka also select a hydration option like Nuun or Skratch). We carry a variety of flavors and brands.

Clif Shots

Accel Gel



  • For those of you who don't prefer the consistency of gels, we also offer chewable options that will provide appropriate nutrition for your long runs. Some of the options are in a candy-like form and others even come in the form of waffles or bars.

Shot Bloks

Honey Stingers

Honey Stingers Waffles

Picky Bars


Well, there you have it, friends. The good news is that with all of the options available, you're sure to find a nutrition option that works for you. Let us know - which option have you found to work best for you?

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