The Well

Burn Fuel Better And Burn Better Fuel

If you’re going long, you can’t rely on limited carb stores and fast-acting, sugary fuel. Teaching your body to burn fat better and choosing slower fuels can help get you to the finish line strong.

Become a Better Butter Burner

You can adapt your body to tap your vast energy reserves of fat through diet and training. Here’s how.

Five Questions About Fuel

Experts explain why it is worthwhile for runners to focus on fat-burning metabolism and blood sugar management.

No-Fuel/Slow-Fuel Long Runs

Low-glycogen long runs produce greater fat burning, more muscle fiber recruitment, a boost to the aerobic system, and a lot of mental toughness.