My guy has been nursing a muscle injury for the last couple of weeks, so for my long run this weekend, I figured that I would sleep in and then run the loop of his neighborhood a couple of times for around 9 miles while he rode his bike and kept me company. No drive, and I wanted to run in the light as it's semi-rural road with intermittent lighting and black bear county. I started later at 7am. It was hot and since I wasn't going so far, I didn't modulate my pace as much. I made it two loops and then it hit me.
Chills. In near 90 degree heat. For me, a bad sign of heat sickness, so I wrapped up mile six, went back to his place and sucked down some Powerade. Felt fine, but glad that I listened to my body.
Anyway, this week I tried the Gatorade Prime Energy Chews.
Flavor - Tasty. Sweet, but not that awful Gatorade taste that I love.
Stomachability - No Issues. Ate one at every mile when I realized this would be a shorter run.
Eatability - Not as big as some of the others that I have tried, but oh-so-sticky on my teeth. They look big, but they are skinny - a little bigger than a Starburst.
Results - No cramps during the run, in spite of the heat symptoms, so I'm not disappointed. Energy was lagging, but I think that was more due to the sun that was on the back side of the loop (oh so roasting) than anything, but I'll have to give these a full test during normal conditions to get a real feel for them.
Conclusion - I would probably use these again. They are one of the lower calorie fuels, so I probably would have to use two for each longer run. The stickiness while eating was a pain in the hiney, though.
Next week, I hope to be back on the trail for a normal long run.