Today’s Ask a Monican comes from your Facebook questions!
They are great questions all about half marathon and full marathon training and how to fuel before and during the race!
1. When was your first full marathon? What was that finishing time? How have you (over the years?) increased your speed and stamina to be a running rock star?
2. Best way to fuel before a Half Marathon?
3. Dear Monican,
I still have yet to comfortably be able to carry enough fuel for my marathons. I’m a 4:45-5 hour marathoner. I like to take in 100 calories of fuel every 5-6 miles. I like the honey stinger chews because I can’t stomach gu. But trying to squish 4 bags of those into my spi belt and then access them while running always frustrates me and I end up skipping my fueling a lot. How do you manage??? -signed “weighed down by chews”
4. Why are people named Monica so awesome?
5. I always run first thing in the morning. What’s best to eat before I run? I always get hungry within the first few miles.
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Question: Do you have any tips or suggestions for these question-ers?