When it comes to race day nutrition, there is no shortage of fueling options available.
That said, not all fueling options are viable choices for every runner.
For example, I find gels to be completely unpalatable. I have tried several different brands and flavors, and I simply find them all disgusting. My stumbling block is the texture/consistency of the gels, but thankfully there are other fueling options available that I don’t have any trouble using during a race.
For me, my fueling options are limited by my taste buds/gag reflex.
I am lucky.
I know many runners that struggle with GI distress when they take in nutrition during a race, no matter what type of fuel source they use.
I can’t imagine be forced to find a port-a-potty (or bush to squat behind) within minutes of eating something during a race, but for many runners that is their reality.
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