As my tummy began to grumble around mile 9, I found myself wondering, how much should I eat while I run?
|If I'm running 17 miles, should I eat |
something huge like this during the run?
The best nutrition calculator that I've found is the Portman Calculator. Check it out! It's super easy to use.
FIRST go to www.portmancalculator.com, select the calculator type (change to the EXERCISE tab) and fill in your activity, intensity, workout time, and weight:
-25 ounces fluid
-254 calories (38grams carbs) and
-10 grams protein
I assume that this fluid requirement must vary with the temp...it was 80 degrees by the time I was done with my run so I know I probably needed and drank more than 25 ounces of fluid.
I probably hit right around 250 with the calories during my run, but I am sure that I didn't get that much protein. I'll have to work on finding a mid-run protein source.
Do you like to eat/drink DURING your run?
I used to HATE eating or drinking during runs, but I actually really look forward to it now. I've been craving ice cubes big time during my runs with this heat...