Marathon-watch: Fuelling your body for peak performance

The definitions of nutrition and gourmet food reach their extremes when you have to eat for running.

2nd September, 2006

The definitions of nutrition and gourmet food reach their extremes when you have to eat for running. I completed the Longford half marathon in one hour and 52 minutes with the help of two Power Bar Power Gel Fast Fuel packets.

This small 41g packet of concentrated carbohydrate fits easily into tiny pockets.

At the half-way mark, I sucked the gel from the packet and felt a boost of energy. However, it tastes so vile that...

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