Health and Wellness

Marathon Running: 3 Lists of 3 Part 5

The food and fluids edition.

Favorite Gu/Gel Flavors

1. Vanilla

2. Banana

3. Chocolate (with caffeine is OK)

Gu Training Gel ... Yum!

Least Favorite Gu/Gel Flavors

1. Anything citrus

2. Apple

3. Peach

Note: I will eat anything while running. If there was a Hawaiian pizza flavor gel and it was handed to me at mile 20 I would eat it.

Favorite Fluids

1. Gatorade

2. Water

3. Coca-Cola

What are your favorite food and fluids while marathon training and racing? 

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.