Using Huel for fuel for running

I’ve been using Huel for a few weeks now but I have discovered that a 3 scoop huel meal in the evening before a long run the next day followed by a recovery 3 scoop meal when you have finished the run works wonders for fuelling for running.

I don’t think I would like to have Huel just before running as it can sit a bit heavy in your stomach but the night before was great. I always take loads of energy blocks, bananas and Soreen bars when I do a long run but today I only ate about half of what I took.

I’m a slow runner so it took me 3 and a half hours to do 17 miles and I normally consume quite a bit of food on the way round. I’ve got a marathon in 2 weeks so I’m going to have Huel the night before and take some to have on the way back as a recovery drink.


Let us know how you get on.

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Good luck with the marathon. Hope your plan works well.

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I will let everyone know how it goes with the Huel fuelling.


Well I ran the marathon today. I ate normally the day before but had Huel for breakfast and an extra Huel portion after my evening meal. I struggled to finish it !! I then took a pre made bottle to the race to have straight after. That worked really well as I find it difficult to eat straight after a long run. That lasted me until dinner time in the evening. I am going to do the same next time I do a long run :slight_smile:


That’s great to hear! Congrats on the marathon too!