Nutrition/energy advice for half marathon

Could someone please help? I’ve done quite a number of Halfs but I can’t seem to get the nutrition right. I can’t eat at all before I run (trust me on this) so I’m restricted to liquids. I have a bit of apple juice at the start and then I have sips of the Coke that is provided, but I always get the impression that my performance isn’t what it could be due to lack of energy. From what I’ve read lately it seems I should rather stay away from the high GI Coke, so I’ve been trying the low GI Energade (the little bottles) on training runs, however this seemed to cause some discomfort this weekend on my longer run? Any advice would be welcome

3 Responses to Nutrition/energy advice for half marathon

  1. Avatar of Warren Pike
    Warren Pike 23 September 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Hi there
    Without punting any products :) I would suggest you get a low GI energy drink. I have used 32GI with great results!!!! It is a liquid and gives 2 hours of sustained energy without any spikes.
    ps: Admins please edit if I am not allowed to name products :)

  2. Avatar of Madelein Barnard
    Madelein Barnard 23 September 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Thanks Warren – when I didn’t get any help I did my own research and landed on 32GI myself. I’ve taken it 3 times on training runs and it seems to do the trick. The final test will be Saturday during the race though :)

  3. Avatar of Angela Crookes
    Angela Crookes 30 October 2010 at 6:28 am #

    Have you tried H3O ?

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