How long does Carb Gel take mouth to muscle & solid food like flapjack etc?

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16/03/2013 at 16:30

How long does Carb Gel take  mouth to muscle & solid food like flapjack etc when doing a long sunday run of say 20 miles.

16/03/2013 at 16:55
Why don't you try it whilst training ?
cougie    pirate
16/03/2013 at 18:37
Gel - they usually say 20 mins, but I saw a poster saying 30 yesterday. #
So flapjack longer than that. How much flapjack are you planning on ? Its not usualy as easy on the tum as gels.
16/03/2013 at 19:38

I sometimes have a flapjack an hour or so before going out on my long run. But that's mainly just because I like flapjacks, and by the time I've finished running 20 miles I'm probably going to be quite hungry anyway.

16/03/2013 at 21:12

Eat real food before you run... fruit and fibre.

After that it's too late, eat sugar.  Lucozade tabs do it for me.

Hydration is the issue.  Drink, drink, drink...

cougie    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:19
Isn't that how the personal trainer died in the London marathon ? He over drank ? There's really no need to drink drink drink.
16/03/2013 at 21:31

Don't be silly.

cougie    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:34
I guess that was probably the last advice he heard - it was a hot marathon and all of the news presenters and weather people were reminding runners to drink. Shows how much they knew.
16/03/2013 at 21:35

Chemicals + drink = the unknown

Food + drink = health, if not marathon wins!

cougie    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:38
Everything is chemicals. Even food. If you're going to dismiss my comments at least back up your drink drink drink mantra.
16/03/2013 at 21:39

There's no need to run marathon's really.

16/03/2013 at 21:44

Add up the number of peolpe you've seen floped out on the marathon's you've run with dehydration and the ones reported in the local papers with heart attacks (as resul tof stress/dehydration) and weigh it against one high profile case. 

16/03/2013 at 21:46
So floped with dehydration against heart attacks caused by dehydration ?

You do talk an amazing amount of bollocks
Edited: 16/03/2013 at 21:47
16/03/2013 at 21:46

The answer to this is what is always has been, do the training.

Don't buy a puppy for Christmas.

Clunk click every trip.


If you are a twat sometimes you die, that is the message that seems to have been forgotten in our cotton wool society.

16/03/2013 at 21:50
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
So floped with dehydration against heart attacks caused by dehydration ?

You do talk an amazing amount of bollocks


16/03/2013 at 21:55


Did the alarm go off on your wrist watch. 

cougie    pirate
16/03/2013 at 21:59
Has someone broken out the beer early tonight ?
16/03/2013 at 22:00


16/03/2013 at 22:05

Sorry, but there is a world of real people out there who do not think that "everything is chemical man".  You know RW world. Runners arn't all like you!

16/03/2013 at 22:07
20 - 30 mins for gels. Different sugars absorb at different rates, so really depends of the sugars used in the gel.

Re water, no drink, drink, drink for me. I am more at risk of hyponatremia than dehydration.

Marathon talk did some shows on hydration. No drink, drink, drink recommendation
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