How to fuel on an ultra marathon
A guest blog by Nathan Montague, International Ultra Distance Runner and Coach.
I am certainly not a fan of slogan T shirts. Much more a plain coloured T-shirt and jeans man myself. But I do have a chuckle when I see one particular slogan embossed one large sport conglomerates running attire: “I run so that I can eat cake...”
Running at all levels and particularly distance running is almost synonymous with eating. Whether it is as above, an excuse to indulge and enjoy a treat or two as a result of getting through our toils, or rather through nutritional science to fuel for maximum performance and recovery. Ultra-running has almost given a new license on its own not just the face we are putting in more miles so there opening disposing of more calories and therefore that post-race cake is a must rather than just a treat (mine is the biggest slab of homemade fruit variety), we are now given the ...