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I'm trying to figure out my nutrition stategy for racing and training for a half marathon in Oct. Part of my reason for starting running was to lose weight. I have about 3 stone to go.
I'm now up to 14km with my long run, this Sunday. I'm slow, so this will take me close on 2 hours.I expect the race to take me about 2:45.
So far I've only taken water on runs, and then only one ones over about 40 mins.Do I need to start taking sports drinks and/or carbs with me on longer runs? I obviously don't want to consume so much energy it affects my chances of weight loss. But equally I don't want a lack of energy to slow me down, especially on race day.
I'd appreciate advice on getting the balance right.