When I ran my 1st half-marathon in October of 2010 I really didn’t know how to fuel during my long runs and I did the one thing that you shouldn’t do, I tried out some gummy like product for the first time during that the run. I pretty much almost choked to death and then proceeded to get nauseous, thankfully it passed pretty quick. Since that run I have evolved into a much wiser runner by actually trying out products during my training runs and not during a race.
I have tried many options for fueling during my long runs including GU, PowerBar Gels, Clif Shot Bloks, PowerBar Gel Blasts, Jelly Belly Sports Beans, and many more. Time and time again I come back to Gu Energy Gels because the flavors are great, they do not make me nauseous and they help me stay energized during my run. I can also easily refuel during a race while running and without choking, a big plus in my book!
I mostly use GU Energy Gels to reenergize during any run that is over 5 miles, it helps to provide me with the energy to complete the run. I have also used GU Energy Gels to fuel my early morning runs when I just don’t have the time to digest “real” food. Most recently I received some GU Roctane Energy to try out and I loved the performance boost it gave me. GU is the only energy gel I use, I love the flavors and the consistency, other energy gels I have tried just don’t cut it.
I have also tried GU Brew Electrolyte Tablets which I use occasionally for a post-workout recovery drink. The flavors are great, they are low in calories and do not leave an aftertaste.
You still have time to enter to win a GU Sampler pack by participating in my virtual run which ends tomorrow night at 11:59 PM. You can sign up and enter the giveaways via the Rafflecopter form below:
Disclosure: GU sent me a sampler pack and provided the sampler pack for the giveaway. I was no compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.