There are folk that say a 10k isn't far enough to have to worry about fuelling correctly, if getting the very best out of your run and wanting to recover quicker isn't a priority then we may agree. However, 10k is 6 miles, whether you are a sub 30 or post 1 hour your muscles are working hard and if you look after them, they will look after you.
You've paid our entry fee, trained hard and bought all the gear but the thing that often lets people down is fuelling correctly on race day. Whether you are looking to smash out a PB, pushing your body to its limits or are just looking to get round and survive. Taking on board the right fuel, at the right time can not only help you have a better run but it can also help you feel better during and after your big race.
Our guide is focussed around our products, a tried and tested system that is used by European and World class athletes. They are not 'sponsored' athletes receiving free products, these are some of the world's best who purchase the system to get the very best out of their races so please read on and if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch.
In the build up
Eat as you normally would (avoiding processed and fast food), ideally balanced meals based around fresh food you prepare yourself and get into the habit of sipping water throughout the day to ensure you are fully hydrated.
In the days prior to a 10k it’s essential to ensure you’re system is as prepared as it can be, so our users often drink a Night Fuel in the evenings prior to an event as this helps to feed and nourish your muscles while you’re asleep and in your most restorative state.
If you're looking to really push it and aiming for a top finish or a PB then sipping an energy fuel the day before can also help with this process and if you have travelled, especially abroad then the vitamins and minerals in the energy fuel help to replenish your fatigued state. If you fly, drink plenty of water while you’re in the air to avoid dehydration.
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