Wondering what folks who run ultras or run many miles often think about the need to replenish glycogen. Most of my miles are aerobic in nature.
i would assume my body is much more efficient at using fat for fuel and hypothesize I use less glycogen. I know I've read articles that indicate your body relies primarily on glycogen for fuel the first 60-90 minutes of running. But wonder if that applies to those who run medium to long distances for most training runs?
Asking as I would prefer to replenish with less post-run sugar if not really needed. That and I am day-dreaming in a meeting.
I hope you're wrong. I like post run sugar. Especially Ice cream.
Trail Runner Magazine's October edition had an article on sugar. IIRC it said pre-run sugars can actually hinder your performance, you only need it in workouts lasting over 2 hours and that the best time to consume is right after after a workout.
It also suggests that we all probably eat way too much sugar.
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