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MARATHON RUNNER DIET: CHOOSE THE RIGHT DIET FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
When you’re putting in the hard work to train for a marathon, the last thing you want is your nutrition to hold you back. Generation UCAN makes fueling for a marathon simple, whether you’re a competitive athlete and running to win, or focused on fitness and running to lose.
ENERGY THAT LASTS
UCAN delivers a steady flow of energy to help you avoid the dreaded bonk!
NO SPIKES, NO CRASH
Avoid the highs and lows of sugar-based fuels with our slow-releasing SuperStarch® !
Fuel with UCAN 30 minutes before your workout rather than sipping on it slowly like a traditional sports drink.
NO HEAVY FEELING
Do you have trouble fuelling before or during your training? SuperStarch® exits the stomach quickly and gives you steady energy without the heavy feeling.
MARATHON RUNNER NUTRITION PLAN
Most endurance energy products have simple sugars or maltodextrin as their carbohydrate source and deliver quick bursts of energy that require repeated re-dosing. Our slow-releasing energy source, SuperStarch®, is changing the way runners fuel their training!
Check out the handy chart on the left to see how UCAN simplifies your nutrition for races of any distance.
These two strategies are our general recommendations, but everyone has their own spin on it!
Drink 1 serving of UCAN 30-45 minutes before the race starts. You can choose either the UCAN Sports Drink Mix or the Protein-Enhanced Drink Mix. If using the Plain UCAN, mix with a scoop of protein powder or with sugar-free electrolytes for flavor.
Drink a 2nd serving of UCAN around 15km and a 3rd serving around Mile 25. Consume the serving over a 5-10 minute span rather than sipping on it slowly like a traditional sports drink. The amount of UCAN you take at each point during the race will vary based on the individual, but most people will consume a total of 1-2 servings during the race.
Drink 1 serving of Protein-Enhanced UCAN 90 minutes to 2 hours before the race starts. Drink 1 serving of the UCAN Sports Drink Mix 30-45 minutes before the race starts.
Consuming 2 servings of UCAN pre-race will allow you to go longer before needing to re-fuel.
Drink 1 serving of UCAN around 25km. Consume the serving over a 5-10 minute span rather than sipping on it slowly like a traditional sports drink.
4x U.S. Olympian, Boston & NYC Marathon Champion
Meb is considered one of the top American Distance runners of the last 2 decades. He’s the only athlete in history to win the New York Marathon (2009), the Boston Marathon (2014) and an Olympic Medal (Silver Medalist, 2004). He is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles where he had a legendary career, winning 4 NCAA Championships. As a pro, he’s won 22 National Championships and has been named to three United States Olympic Teams.
“UCAN is the first thing that goes into my system immediately after a hard workout. It has been a game changer for me in terms of recovery. I don’t feel the soreness or aches and pains after a long run and I still have energy 2 or 3 hours later. When I’m on the go and making a lot of appearances, I eat the UCAN bars to curb my cravings for sweets!”
Meb Keflezighi, 4x U.S. Olympian, Boston & NYC Marathon Champion
HOW DOES SUPERSTARTCH® WORKS FOR DELIVER STEADY ENERGY?
The development of SuperStarch® evolved from the innovative discovery of a food that could provide up to ten hours of energy (as glucose) for children with a rare metabolic disorder. We start with non-GMO corn and apply a patented, natural cooking process with just the right amount of heat and moisture over a long period of time. This changes the way the starch is metabolized and allows it to deliver steady, long-lasting energy. There’s a lot of noise out there, but there’s nothing else like SuperStarch®.
Simple carbohydrates cause a big spike in blood glucose and give you a short-lived boost, but they soon leave you more drained than when you started. SuperStarch® is a smarter energy source to avoid the spike & crash in blood glucose that commonly occurs with most simple carbohydrates like sugars and starches. The slow-release of carbohydrates provided by SuperStarch® helps athletes and active people maintain steady energy levels without the spike & crash.
Want to know more about MARATHON RUNNER DIET?
Running coach and exercise scientist Greg McMillan and Generation UCAN share the secrets to running your best marathon. Listen the podcast bellow!
TIPS FROM THE BEST
Olympian Alexi Pappas talks about the importance of pre-run fueling with UCAN. Join us as we tag along with her for a workout.
Coach Greg McMillan joins Generation UCAN for a webinar on the top 3 marathon fueling strategies!
As a professional runner and nurse anesthetist, Sarah Sellers relies on UCAN to energize smarter before her morning long runs.
DON’T FORGET TO STAY HYDRATED DURING YOUR RACE!
It is important to keep your hydration hight, so make sure to hydrate with water and additional sugar-free electrolytes as needed during the race, especially on hot and humid days.
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