Question for Pregnant Cyclists and Runners

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: August 2012

@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 # 5
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@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
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@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!

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