Running 50 miles takes a long time, which is why it’s important to include variety in your plan to keep things interesting.* Incorporating high amounts of BCAAs with Roctane products and BCAA Capsules can help reduce muscle damage and decrease mental fatigue that inflicts runners after being out on the trail for hours on end. Including a few delicious Stroopwafels in your plan can be a great mid-race reward while delivering essential nutrients. Make sure you meet or exceed the recommended calories to avoid bonking. For an added boost of energy before hills or towards the end, look to carry flavors with caffeine.
*While variety can help motivate you to keep eating and drinking, Magda Boulet, GU’s head of R&D and winner of the North Face Endurance Challenge, is known to run (and win) 50 and 100-mile races drinking ONLY Roctane Energy Drink as her source of fuel and hydration.