I have a water belt with 2 bottles, I am training for the London marathon and use energy gels, im thinking of maybe adding a shotz energy gel to each bottle and mixing it, just wondered if anyone else has done this and found it helps with long runs?
You can make your own energy drink for pennies not pounds. In answer to your question, no, I don't use energy gels so have never tried mixing them with water. I guess there is no harm in experimenting if this is what you want to do. Just question your dosing - how much and when, if you diluted the gel how much would you actually be getting during your run?
Why are you thinking of doing this, do you find the gels difficult to take or just saving having to carry the gels on your run?
Water + lemon juice +honey + pinch of salt.
Yummalicious. Cheap as chips.
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You can get carb mix powder. Much cheaper than gels if you want to prepare an energy drink to take with you.
How does that vary from powdered sugar?
Thats good to know Red, one of my other hobbies besides running is homebrewing, I've always got maltodextrin and glucose lying about. I'll look into how to mix them up.
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