The Correct Way to Fuel During Your Runs

When it comes to hydration, Samuels says typically Gatorade (or a similar product) is provided on full marathon courses, and is both a hydration and fueling source.

"Gatorade Endurance has extra sodium to help replace sodium losses that athletes experience while sweating during long-course running events. Generally speaking, the more an athlete sweats, the more sodium losses they experience, so using a product with extra sodium added is beneficial," she says.

So, for those of you who have posted your training schedule to your fridge, be sure to post your fueling schedule, as well. This way, when race day comes, your performance can be your best.

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Suzanne Corey

Suzanne Corey is a journalist and athlete. She competes in events around the country, including a marathon in Hawaii, a sprint triathlon in California, a rockin' half-marathon in Tennessee, and a century ride through Vermont and New Hampshire. When she's not training, Suzanne is raising two daughters and dreaming of a half-ironman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Suzanne Corey is a journalist and athlete. She competes in events around the country, including a marathon in Hawaii, a sprint triathlon in California, a rockin' half-marathon in Tennessee, and a century ride through Vermont and New Hampshire. When she's not training, Suzanne is raising two daughters and dreaming of a half-ironman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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