Now, as for things running, I am on a mission. I am trying to find the perfect running fuel. For me.
I have tried it all. Gu, chews, waffles, candy, beans...you name it. Everything either bothered my stomach or was too sweet to get down. Literally. I could hardly swallow them. So I gave up.
I did all my training runs for my last marathon and ran the race on just water and electrolyte tablets. But I'm starting to wonder if a little fuel, at least toward the end of a marathon, wouldn't be such a bad idea. So I'm on that mission I mentioned earlier. I got five kinds of gels I haven't tried before, hoping to find one that is both kind to my stomach and doesn't make me want to immediately spit it out and wipe off my tongue.
I am going with gels because I want something that is in my mouth the least amount of time. And that I could basically swallow with water if necessary. Here's what I'm going to try:
So tell me...what do you fuel with on long runs?