Post # 1
Pregnant Cyclists and Runners, what do you do for nutrition when riding or running?
I’m not pregnant yet but I had a hard enough time finding nutrition that my stomach could tolerate anyway. I mainly use the Clif Bloks (black cherry is my favorite) and Espresso flavored gels. Sometimes I also use the Stinger Honeys but find they don’t give me enough energy for harder rides.
I noticed on the packages of my nutrition that it says do not use if pregnant.
So what do you use?
Post # 3
@ajillity81: I used honey packets for my half marathon while pregnant. I found that I had to use them early & often, and drink more water.
I have previously tried Gu, excel gels, smiles, gummy bears, etc but even not pregnant those all upset my stomach. I have been using honey (just like a ketchup packet) for years. The Stingers were too much at one time for my tummy too.
Post # 4
@DaneLady: thanks. i think from what i have found in reading the honey packets might be the safest too.
Post # 5
@ajillity81: I forgot to mention that it’s a good idea to take along pretzels or gatorade or something with electrolytes as well. The honey has glucose and fructose, so a great balance of sugars, but you’ll need to mind your electrolyte balance as well 🙂
Post # 6
@ajillity81: I also ran a half marathon while 19 weeks pregnant!
Luckily, they provided Gatorade at every water station. I can’t eat while I run, but I did run through every water station and I took a (1-3oz)Gatorade at each.
Normally I can comfortably run a half on just water, but I DEFINITELY needed the Gatorade when I was running pregnant!
Post # 7
good to know that gatorade is ok to drink. i should probably start drinking that when i bike now to get used to it. i usually only bring it with my when it is really hot, (not that i would be biking pregnant when it is really hot anyway).