Marathon Training Nutrition (Running)

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Sports Nutrition is all about maintaining your energy levels and minimizing fatigue. Below are some top tips and key products that will help you when training for your marathon – simply select all or choose the ones that you want to try!

Marathon Training Nutrition


Hydration

Keeping hydrated is an absolute must if you want to optimize your training benefits. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium and magnesium, are lost through sweat and need to be replaced.


 Energy

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.


Recovery

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.


Recommended products

ZERO

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

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 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.

Recovery Drink

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

For the marathon, check out our Marathon Race Day Nutrition Guide. We recommend you practise your nutrition plan in training.


Training Plans

Still need a training plan for your marathon? Our run coaches have put together free training plans to get you ready for your big day. There is something for every level, no matter whether you are a seasoned runner or signed up for your first one! Get yours here(opens in new window).

ZERO

ZERO is a refreshing, great tasting sugar free electrolyte drink with zero calories for during exercise and throughout the day.

 

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Energy Gel Aqua – optional

Water and refreshing natural fruit juices give Energy Gel Aqua its extremely light consistency when delivering carbohydrates straight to your muscles during exercise.

Please note that this product was previously named 'IsoGel'

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Recovery Drink – optional

A delicious tasting shake for use after exercise. Recovery Drink contains 18g of whey isolate, a top quality source of protein which contributes towards muscle growth and maintenance.

Please note that this product was previously named 'Protein Recovery'

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Run Bottle – optional

Professional quality drinks bottle with easy hand grip.

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Race Belt – optional

Belt for carrying gels when racing. Professional quality.

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