So You Want to Run a Marathon

So You Want to Run a Marathon

26.2 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."

Drink Your Carbs

  • If eating gets harder towards the end of your race, drink your fuel instead! Roctane Energy Drink Mix contains the carbs, electrolytes, and amino acids you need so you can fuel AND hydrate at the same time. 

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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