As you probably know by now, I love reading Runner’s World Magazine and I get a lot of my training advice from it. When I was sick over in England and I first came back home, my best friend JT brought over the newest issue. It’s funny how little things like that can make a big impact. His gift said a few things, first- that he knows me very well. Second, that he knew I would get back to training just as soon as I could. It was a big boost of confidence that I would get better and begin running again, even though I had been laying in a hospital bed for a week.

I read an article about sports drinks and gels. From someone who needs to be hyper carb conscience, it’s important for me to look into the best options for what to eat during my race. I learned this Rule of Thumb, “…take 30-60 grams of carbohydrate every hour AFTER THE first hour, and you can try 30 grams”. Too much carb loading can be a disaster and not enough can stop me from getting through the race. Sports drinks have a diluted concentration whereas gels are more intense. I also learned that I need to concentrate on options that provide electrolytes as well.  

You can read the below article from the Runner’s World that provides more information and may answer some questions you might have about your own training.

http://askthesportsdietitian.runnersworld.com/




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    Kris Fergus is training to run Red White and Blue 26.2 in Findlay, Ohio on October 7th, 2012. Though this is not her first marathon, it is the first race in which she will run after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Training began on Monday, June 18th, and Kris will be keeping a blog to bring you with her on her journey and she will be raising money for Lakewood Hospital during the process.

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