St Pete Running Company Training Tip:
Drinking on the run poses an eternal question: How do you get enough of the good stuff down? It’s not easy, at least not without slowing to a walk or stopping entirely. Another question: Are many short sips as good as one long drink? Recently, researchers at Loughborough found that you’re better off gulping down your sports drink, rather than sipping slowly, if you want to get the maximum benefit from it on race day. If you’re afraid that gulping will upset your stomach, the researchers found that it didn’t cause runners to have an upset stomach any more than sipping did. Of course, the most important thing to remember when it comes to mid-race fuel is to practice it before race day. Everyone is different, so it can take a bit of trial and error before you find the type of carbohydrates and pattern of intake that works for you, and you should have that figured out before you get to the start line.