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Looking to ignite your pre-race potential? Look no further than XMiles – your one stop nutrition shop for that crucial pre-race boost. Unveil a spectrum of options tailored to your specific needs: whether it's energy gels, chews, drinks to propel you through your next race, XMiles is your gateway to becoming an unstoppable force of endurance.

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READ MORE Why do I need nutrition?

In the world of sports and fitness, maintaining peak performance during intense physical activities is crucial. Whether you're an avid runner, a dedicated cyclist, or a fitness enthusiast, the significance of proper nutrition cannot be underestimated. When engaging in high-intensity workouts or endurance events like running, your body draws on two primary sources of fuel to power your muscles: fats and carbohydrates. Energy gels, drinks, and chews have emerged as essential allies for athletes, as they offer a convenient and efficient way to replenish depleted carbohydrate stores, allowing you to push through challenges and achieve your best performance.

Understanding Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body's preferred and most readily available source of energy during physical activities. When you start running, your muscles rely heavily on stored carbohydrates in the form of glycogen to maintain optimal performance. As your glycogen stores deplete, you may experience fatigue and a decline in energy levels, which can hinder your ability to reach your fitness goals.

Energy Gels: Quick and Effective Energy

Energy gels have gained immense popularity among athletes due to their portability and quick-acting nature. These gels are specially formulated to provide a concentrated dose of carbohydrates, typically in the form of glucose or maltodextrin. Designed to be consumed on-the-go, energy gels offer a convenient solution for refueling during long-distance runs, cycling sessions, or any high-endurance activity. By delivering an instant carbohydrate boost, these gels help stave off fatigue and keep you performing at your best.

Energy Drinks: Hydration and Energy Replenishment in One

For athletes seeking a dual benefit of hydration and energy replenishment, energy drinks are an excellent option. These drinks combine carbohydrates with electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium, to help maintain fluid balance during intense workouts. By preventing dehydration and supplying a steady stream of energy, energy drinks can be valuable companions for endurance athletes, ensuring they stay fueled and hydrated throughout their fitness endeavors.

Energy Chews: Sustained Energy Release in a Chewable Form

Energy chews offer a chewable and delicious alternative to gels and drinks. Similar to energy gels, these compact and easily portable chews contain carbohydrates, often in the form of sugars like glucose and fructose. Unlike the rapid energy surge provided by gels, chews provide a more sustained release of energy. Athletes can control their carbohydrate intake by consuming a few chews at a time, making it easier to customize their energy replenishment based on the intensity and duration of their activity.

Balancing Fat and Carbohydrates

While carbohydrates are vital for immediate energy needs, fats also play a significant role in longer endurance activities. Fats are a rich source of energy, and during extended workouts, the body shifts to rely more on fat metabolism. Therefore, a balanced approach to nutrition is essential for optimizing performance. Including healthy fats in your diet, such as those found in Spring Energy, Muir Energy, Supernatural Fuel and many other brands. Consuming these products alongside the consumption of energy gels, drinks, and chews, ensures a comprehensive energy supply for your body's demands.

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Pre Race Nutrition: Brands

  • GU Gels GU Energy Gel XMiles
    GU

    GU Energy Gel

    From €2,61 - €51,80 EUR

    A mix of carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) to maximise carbohydrate absorption and reduce GI distress, sodium to maintain hydration levels...

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  • Hüma Gels Huma Chia Energy Gel XMiles
    Hüma Gels Huma Gel: Original - 44g XMiles
    Hüma

    Huma Chia Energy Gel

    From €2,61 - €57,34 EUR

    Are you looking for a delicious and effective way to fuel your workouts and stay energized throughout the day? Look no further than Hüma Gel: Orig...

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  • Maurten Gels Box of 12 / GEL 100 GEL 100 XMiles
    Maurten Gels GEL 100 XMiles
    Maurten

    GEL 100

    From €3,52 - €42,22 EUR

    GEL 100 by Maurten is utilized by athletes globally for fuel during their workouts. Each gel features a custom combination of fructose and glucose...

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  • Torq Gels Apple Crumble TORQ Energy Gel - 45g Gel XMiles
    Torq Gels TORQ Energy Gel - 45g Gel XMiles
    Torq

    TORQ Energy Gel

    From €2,80 - €38,44 EUR

    Each gel packs a punch, delivering 30 grams of carbohydrate (significantly more than many other brands) allowing it to function as part of the uniq...

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  • Clif Energy Bars Clif Bar XMiles
    Clif Energy Bars Clif Bar XMiles
    Clif

    Clif Bar

    From €2,90 - €27,60 EUR

    Discover the original CLIF BAR® Energy Bar, a purposefully crafted snack that combines wholesome ingredients to provide plant-based energy you can...

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  • Mountain Fuel Gels Single Serve / Orange Hydrogel Sports Jelly (60g) XMiles
    Mountain Fuel Gels Hydrogel Sports Jelly (60g) XMiles
    Mountain Fuel

    Hydrogel Sports Jelly

    From €2,09 - €39,09 EUR

    Description Mountain Fuel Hydrogel Sports Jelly is one of the most effective, convenient and efficient ways to fuel for endurance activities. Using...

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  • High5 Electrolyte Drinks High5 ZERO Tablets (20 Tablets) XMiles
    High5 Electrolyte Drinks High5 ZERO Tablets (20 Tablets) XMiles
    High5

    Zero Electrolyte Drink

    From €7,87 - €62,42 EUR

    ZERO is a refreshing, great tasting sugar free electrolyte drink with zero calories for during exercise and throughout the day. Simply drop the hyd...

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  • Maurten Energy Drink Box of 14 / Drink Mix 320 Drink Mix 320 XMiles
    Maurten Energy Drink Drink Mix 320 XMiles
    Maurten

    Drink Mix 320

    From €4,08 - €57,76 EUR

    For long-lasting energy during workouts, Drink Mix 320 is a must-have. This nutrient-rich sports drink contains 80g of carbs per serving and utili...

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  • Nuun Electrolyte Drinks 10 Serving Tube / Sport: Orange Nuun Sport XMiles
    Nuun Electrolyte Drinks 10 Serving Tube / Sport: Berry Nuun Sport XMiles
    Nuun

    Nuun Sport

    From €9,53 - €70,13 EUR

    Nuun Sport is your go-to companion for maintaining optimal hydration during exercise and on-the-go. This electrolyte-packed beverage offers a deli...

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