My longest run so far is a HM, but I like the PowerBar gels, particularly the lemon ones. For my HM last week, I cut them in half and then divided the package half and put each half in a piece of Saran wrap with a rubberband around it. That made it really easy to grab 100 cals worth and not be fumbling around trying to tear open the package. I find them easier to eat when they're cut in smaller pieces.
Gu's just about make me gag, and I've tried a few different brands and flavors. Honey Stinger waffles are good if you have something to wash them down with. I eat one right before I race, but haven't eaten one on course because I don't like to wear a hydration belt.
Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache 5K PR: 23:40 10K PR: 48:57 HM PR: 1:59:37 30K: 2:57:44
I have found Belvita biscuits as my pre-race meal are perfect for me. During the race I use Vi Endurance gels www.viendurance.com/ I had to switch to them when I started to not be able to get Gu down. It was literally gagging me! I only take water during the race and always take it after I have a gel. Karen
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