Running fuel; the just desserts

December 26, 2008

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I remember when a marathon was a chocolate bar and snickers were what could be heard if I said I was going to run 42km. Now, I'm going to run a marathon and I'm free to choose from snickers bars, chocolate drops or jelly beans to fuel my way.marasnicksdm_468x3082
Long runs require regular sugar top-ups and are the perfect way to eat forbidden treats absolutely guilt free.
What exactly does a running body crave? How many calories are needed? What are the best snacks to keep going? What happens when running on empty?
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