When to Use Gels?
I typically recommend a gel or whatever your calorie source is, 100 let’s say 100 calories every 30 minutes so.
Anything longer than maybe 90 minutes should probably start taking in some calories and the important thing to remember is that if you’re training for a marathon and you’re doing a two-hour long run you can run easy for two hours without any nutrition but you can definitely train the gut to better take in calories so you need to do this while doing these long runs leading up to a marathon.
For example, so your gut gets better at taking in these calories, you can practice taking in calories so you know what products, what interval, etc works.
Here is when you need to start using gels in training! →