“add in 30 to 60 grams of carbohydrates each hour that they are running beyond 75 minutes.” – Runners World.
I keep seeing all these comments on your blogs about ‘eating a chew’, ‘powering up during a run’ or ‘getting gel’ed up’ all very foreign to me; I feel like a alien visiting the earth for the first time and talking to humans. What the heck are you guys talking about!?
Reading on the internet just add’s to my confusion; I looked up Gatorade Prime Energy Chews holy crap! CORN SYRUP (really??), SUGAR(more really??), ISOMALTULOSE (huh?), WATER, PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, DEXTROSE, SODIUM CITRATE, POTASSIUM CITRATE, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, GUM ACACIA, NIACINAMIDE (VITAMIN B3), CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5), GLYCEROL ESTER OF ROSIN, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), YELLOW 6; almost everything I don’t want to put into my body!
So what a gather is you need to add carbohydrates so that your body can convert that into sugar energy for what was depilated during a long run? or is it to boost the energy levels? Help recovery of your muscles during a run; perhaps all of the above. But how do you know how much carbs to eat during a run; too much and you would be looking for a place to relieve the pressure build up on you bowels too little and there’s no point.
Doe’s size and weight part of the equations needed to determine intake or is it one size fits all…
I need coffee… while reading this information… sheesh!