What do ultrarunners talk about when they run? The gorgeous scenery around them, pooping stories, and race nutrition. It’s just how it goes. I was reminded of the importance of nutrition at last week’s Monument Valley 50. Despite my legs feeling thrashed from my 1st place finish at Antelope Canyon 50 three weeks earlier, my energy remained consistent and controlled all day, and I was able to pull a 2nd place finish and new PR. It was thanks, in part, to setting my nutrition plan early and sticking to it. Making the jump from regular ole running to ultrarunning isn’t just about logging longer miles. One of the most important aspects is understanding nutrition and how to find what works for you. The two key principles that should guide your race nutrition are consistency and variety.
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