This post is not sponsored by Beond, I just bloody love their products.
My relationship with food hasn’t always been the easiest, and when training for a big race, that becomes even more of an issue than it usually would be. To complicate matters further, I’m trying a no-Gu approach to marathon training. On my long slow runs I’ve usually found myself underfuelled, despite thinking I’d eaten enough. My recovery times have been pretty horrific, and I think this is just due to not getting enough quality nutrients in.
But in comes the Beond Bar. I can’t say enough good things about these bars, but here’s a quick rundown:
- 100% natural ingredients
- Low GI, paleo and gluten free
- Incredibly tasty
- Can be eaten whilst running.
I first discovered these entirely by accident, just happening to pick one up as I was queuing up at my local Tescos. I was actually having one of those horrifically frustrating permanent-hanger days as I’d recently upped my mileage. I was lethargic and grumpy, and I didn’t even read the packaging. I was just hungry.
I showed up at my friend Ben’s house, where we were supposed to convene before heading out for a 6 mile run, and I was entirely hoping he’d bail. But we had a cup of tea and I ate my Beond bar, and off we headed. The run was lovely, but what jumped out at me was that at the 6 mile mark, I could have kept going for much longer- at least from an energy perspective. My feet hurt and my shoulders were tense, but I definitely had at least another half hour in the tank.
And I credit that 100% to the Beond bar. Having since actually read what was on the packaging, I realise that it’s the Low-GI factor that’s probably responsible for this. And now I know that they’re my magic go-to running food, I carry them with me on my LSR every weekend. So if you haven’t tried them out yet, I highly recommend you do!
Do you have a magic snack you’d recommend? And how’s your training going?
Lots of love,