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I'm running a marathon for the first time in the Spring. How much carbs should we be taking per hour and any ideas of what would be good to eat rather than gels.
Are you talking about the race or the build up to training?
If it's the race I wouldn't worry about it just now. You'll need to practice it later and your long runs would be the time to do it.
For day to day, just a sensible normal diet assuming you're not doing crazy mileage as a first marathon.
I always find I don't need to think about food as I just naturally eat more as I train more. I will make a point of eating well after a long hard session and get plenty of protein for recovery.
I use a few gels for the race and generally had nothing in training.