If it’s warm and you want to hydrate, a sports drink like Energy Drink will provide carbohydrate and electrolytes before training. If it’s been a hard day at work or home, caffeine gives you the extra boost needed to get out running when you don’t feel like it.
For shorter runs, you only need to take on fluids with electrolytes (ZERO) to remain HYDRATED. The exception is when running at high intensity or running for 90 minutes or more day-after-day. You should then switch to sports drinks and gels which also provide carbohydrate
Your body is telling you that it needs more carbohydrate. For more demanding training you must focus on remaining HYDRATED and ensuring that you have an adequate ENERGY intake. If you deplete your body’s carbohydrate reserves then your body’s energy levels will drop.
Fuelling your body with Energy Drink sports drink or Energy Gel will help maint
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If you are new to the world of sports nutrition it can seem quite daunting and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. For anyone taking part in an endurance event, getting your diet and nutrition right can enhance not only your sports performance but also your general well-being.