Training for race, be it a 10K or a marathon is an accomplishment in and of itself, but distance running and high endurance workouts are in a whole other category when it comes to challenging your body and mind—and often require a little extra boost in the nutrition department.
While they may be convenient, if you take a look at the ingredients of a typical "energy gel" or sports drink, it all looks pretty shady. From artificial colors and flavors, to scientific-sounding syrups and refined sugars. It's not typically something we'd consume, so why start now?
Instead, we've got three easy recipes for DIY versions of these marathon runner staples. Give them a try during or after your next training session.