Ultra Runners


Recovery (Read 157 times)


    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.