In this blog, we dive into the fueling routines of some of the fastest women marathoners in the world. Marathon fuel is a broad and sometimes confusing topic, but advice from Marathon coach Greg McMillan and professional runners Sara Hall and Emma Bates will help you find a routine that works for you!
0:00 - Introduction to Greg McMillan, running coach.
3:15: - Greg discusses the importance of fueling for marathons.
11:45 - What’s the benefit of steady blood sugar?
13:50 - What makes UCAN unique in sports nutrition?
20:00 - Welcoming Sara Hall - 5th at the World Marathon Championships and 2nd at the London Marathon in 2020.
22:50 - Greg and Sara discuss how important it is to get fueling right when looking for success in the marathon.
35:45 - What is Sara Hall looking for from a pre-run energy source?
40:00 - Sara Hall’s UCAN regimen
50:00 - The difference in fueling with maltodextrin vs. UCAN
53:47 - Greg talks about the importance of proper recovery for both professional and recreational runners
1:00:50 - Sara’s recovery routine.
1:02:40 - Sara’s Race Day fueling routine.
1:06:30 - Using fast-acting carbohydrates with UCAN
1:07:00 - Sara Hall’s daily nutritional principles
1:09:50: - Welcoming Emma Bates, 7th at World Marathon Chapionships and 2nd at 2021 Chicago Marathon.
1:11:50 - Emma Bates’ marathon journey - from the first to her upcoming seventh 1:15:38 - What are the most common causes of GI distress?
1:23:50 - What brought Emma to UCAN?
1:32:00 - How Emma uses Edge to fuel her long runs
1:35:00 - Practice training with the Edge before Race Day