Running — gels

How often should I take energy gels or hydration?

We’ve written a couple posts explaining the differences between energy liquids and tablets and gels, chews, and bars. Now that you’ve decided what you want to take, how do you know when to take it?

A good rule of thumb is that you don’t need to take anything unless you’ll be running for more than an hour. If you’re going out for a long run or race, then you should take your gel/chews around 45-60 minutes in. Everyone is different, so it could take anywhere from 5-15 minutes for you to start feeling the effects (you...