Many athletes just dont have a plan. Self explanatory. Some people actually have a good plan in place, they just dont practice it in training.
If you dont practice your plan during training, it will most likely fail on race day. Especially in longer events. Many products out there have only one source of energy, typically that is maltodextrin.
Usually an athlete can get away with a single carbohydrate source in a shorter workout, but this can become an issue in workouts over three hours, and even more as the distance gets longer.
- A fuelling plan helps us perform our best in training, but needs to be constructed around each type of workout you’re doing
- If you are fuelling properly every day, you are in turn also training your gut to handle what it needs on race day.
- Besides training your gut, fuelling as if you are racing will help you perform every workout at the highest quality level possible.
“If you are fuelling properly every day, you are in turn also training your gut to handle what it needs on race day.”
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