Gels

Keeping them cool...

15 messages
20/03/2006 at 14:19
Just had a race taking a Go gel around with me - and by the time I got to have it (after 45 minutes) it was quite warm. This made it runny and it was certainly still palatable but I wondered if anyone kept theirs cool...and if so how? For a marathon could I get away with freezing a couple (or would this cause the contents to go horrid?)?
cougie    pirate
20/03/2006 at 14:31
If you get a gel belt then most of the pack will be held away from the body, so they'll be as cool as the day permits. If you have it in a pocket then I imagine they would be quite warm.

I wouldnt like to freeze them and then have something icy on me.
20/03/2006 at 14:37
Gels are always grim no matter what you do. Just get it down assisted by plently of water and try to to think about it looking like sperm.
cougie    pirate
20/03/2006 at 14:39
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20/03/2006 at 14:40
oh man...

(did you mean try NOT to think about it looking like sperm?!)
20/03/2006 at 14:41
er yes NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT
20/03/2006 at 14:42
Oh...and dear moderator I really do want to know the answer to my question so please don't remove this thread.

The rest of you - please don't hijack my thread into any non-sports gel disgusting references!
20/03/2006 at 14:43
It was an honest point! The gel is fuel not food, you are not supposed to like it jsut take it to sustain performance.

It's all in 2nd form textbooks anyway.
20/03/2006 at 14:46
(I really just want to make sure that your incrimating reference stays there Gumps!)
20/03/2006 at 16:28
I've recently started using Lucozade gels and have found them easier to take when warm as they are easier to squeeze and swallow. Wont they be digested faster too as your body wont have to warm them up so much?
22/03/2006 at 12:35
I agree with bdb

I use the SIS Go ones that are isotonic or whatever - I actually prefer them at body temp - not such a shock to the system.


It also helps me remember to swallow it and not spit it out........


















What? ;o)
cougie    pirate
25/03/2006 at 00:22
Lunacy !! And I thought you were a Laydeeeee....







(Just bumping this to show the forum what a depraved guy Gumps is)
25/03/2006 at 09:22
I have never ever tried one of these gels.

one of our sweetest forumites, who looks so dainty and feminine, called them something that put me off for ever.

[pads off primly]
25/03/2006 at 09:23
they remind me of pus
ewwwwwwwwwwwww
25/03/2006 at 11:10
Gels remind you of your cat ??

What a strange pussy you must have....











Pussy cat that is.
;o)

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