So You Want to Run a Half Marathon

So You Want to Run a Half Marathon

13.1 miles is no easy feat. Here are some nutrition tips to get you to the starting line happy and healthy. 



  • Drink 16-32 ounces of fluids per hour of running. Add electrolytes with Hydration Tabs to help replace what you're sweating out. Take a look at your race's aid station map and make note of when you can rely on them! Practice with a handheld bottle or hydration pack if you think you'll want fluid more frequently.


  • Consume 30-60 grams of carbs per hour of activity. That's about 2 Energy Gels every hour. Carbs are the body's primary fuel source during exercise so it's important to keep consuming them during long efforts to avoid "hitting the wall."

Flavor Fatigue

  • Try different flavors to avoid flavor fatigue! GU has over 16 flavors of our Original Energy Gel to choose from. Salty, sweet, sour - whatever you're craving is sure to keep your tastebuds on their toes.

Fuel Forms

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