Keeping hydrated is an absolute must if you want to optimise your training benefits. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium and magnesium, are lost through sweat and need to be replaced.
Carbohydrate is the essential fuel your body needs during longer runs, but your store is relatively small. Depleting your store of carbohydrate, known as glycogen depletion, can happen after one long session or several days of running. Glycogen depletion makes you feel like you have no energy and your legs are like lead.
Muscles become sore and stiff when they are stressed during running. The depletion of muscle glycogen (muscle carb stores) can impair muscle function resulting in fatigue and reduced exercise performance. The right mix of protein and carbohydrate will help you recover after intense long lasting exercise and turn up ready to perform at your next training session.
- This should be a must for every runner. ZERO is a refreshing sugar free electrolyte drink with zero calories that makes it simple and easy to stay hydrated. With key electrolytes, sodium, potassium and magnesium, ZERO gives you what water can’t. Add the Run Bottle to take a drink on your training runs.
- Energy Gel Aqua will be on course at the Castle Run Series. Water and refreshing natural fruit juices give Energy Gel Aqua its extremely light consistency when delivering carbohydrates straight to your muscles during exercise. It’s the go to gel for runners, especially if you are new to taking gels, because it has the consistency more like a sports drink so, unlike many other gels, you don’t need to drink extra water to swallow it. Add the Race Belt to help carry your gels on your training runs and race day – designed to fit all HIGH5 gels.
- Sports Vitamins has been specifically formulated to support your training. With 20 active ingredients aimed at replacing key deficiencies common in athletes and boosting your performance, Sports Vitamins help you to be at your best, every day.
- A delicious tasting recovery shake for after your ride. Recovery Drink contains 18g of whey isolate, a top quality source of protein which contributes towards muscle growth and maintenance.
Race Day Nutrition
Energy Gel Aqua will be on course at the Castle Run Series. For a race day nutrition plan, check out our Race Day Nutrition Guides. We recommend you practise your nutrition plan in training.
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