tips for long distance runners/walking?

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  1. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    a couple of my soccer team mates are gonna be doing a cross country hike for charity next month. it'll be over 60 miles and will be done in 2 days. it's more like a cross country walkathon kinda thing and they were wondering how to prepare for this nutrition and supplement wise. glusamine and ginko have been brought up in discussions. what's F&N's take on this?
     
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    Glucosamine and ginko ? The best supplement you could get while doing this is "food". I know, it's expensive but hey, it works. Dried fruit could be nice.
     
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    where is it going to be... i.e. what kind of terrain and elevation?

    food is the most important part for that trip - its only two days, so supplementation isnt really a big issue. Just eat clean. Make sure your boots are broken in - blisters on the first day are terrible

    use your head when you pack food... lots of carbs, tuna, and lots and lots of water - bring powdered gatorade mix. we did a 30 mile mountain hike in Maine over three days and I was easily going through 3 quarts of water a day and I wish I had more. Your packs are going to heavy - keep that in mind.
     
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    it's mainly gonna be along a coastal highway so it's mostly flat and not that much elevated. water and gatorade are gonna be provided every few kilometers but i've reminded them to bring a few bottles extra each. guess i'll tell them to skip the supplements. thanks btw.
     
  5. ChicaBella

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    You might want to try some of that GU energy gel. They come in little packets that are easy to carry. I just started endurance sports and these come highly recommended for running and biking.


    Congrats on taking this endeavor up on behalf of charity!!
     
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