Where they gone???
I read on here about Jelly Babies, tried them in one 18, and one 20m run, and used a pack and a quarter on my Marathon I litereally eat one each time my watch beeped for a km.
Worked for me. Picked up three high5's on the course, so if I want to try them i've got some now
I have at least 10 Lucozade gels sitting here at home I will happily send you if you cover the cost of postage. I have used Lucozade gels for my past 3 marathons this year but have got a tad fed up with the effect they have of my stomach. I am currently training for the Thames Trot 50 and have decided to go down the route of 'real food' as I find I am actually bloody hungry when running, despite the number of gels I take. I went out today and ran a comfortable 18 miles having eaten a banana beforehand and whilst munching on 4 sausage rolls and an Elevenses bar. I must say I felt alot better for it and didn't need any more energy than they gave me. A cup of tea and bowl of soup sorted me out once I got home.
As I said, you're more than welcome to the gels as I think I've seen the last of them.
Ultra cougie wrote (see)
Gels take 20 mins or so to kick in anyway - so if you're feeling the benefit of them its probably just psychological.
That's why I take them in plenty of time - around 8 miles on training runs, and just before half way in the halfs I've also used the gels to give me a boost when running before breakfast. It's probably a case of getting used to it again, because I don't often run before breakfast, but I've found I struggle with any sort of distance without them.
Try Boots as I got a load for 50p in there!Probably as they are being discontinued?They still had long expiry dates so wasnt sure why they were so cheap!
When selecting gels i buy one of each type and flavour to see what I like and works best!
No probem Tonka, they're still sat in my cupboard and will prob not be used by me now. (I'm off for an 18 miler this morning with my sausage rolls and Ritz biscuits!!)
Hi All,Our Lucozade Sport Carbo Gels are currently available in Asda stores, these will also be back in stock on our online shop in January.ThanksLucozade Sport Running
Hi Tonka. I always used to use Lucozade gels on my long runs too. I tried Hi5's (as they were being given out on a Half that I did) and ZipVit gels, but both gave me a bad tummy towards the end of races
When my local Boot's stopped stocking Lucozade gels a couple of months ago they replaced them with Nectar gels (which are made by the For Goodness Shakes people) and were great, more fluidy than most so go down without water, taste great and the only slight downside is they are something like 35g of carbs where as some I'd tried were 45-60g? Maybe that's why they didn't mess my tummy up?!? Boot's also did the SIS ones which were 60g of carbs ish, and can come with caffine, but I thought they tastes awful and again, killed my guts!
Good thing about Boots is they quite often have them on 3for2
Hope that helps?
sorry to drag up an old thread but just wondering if anyone knows if they sell the new dual energy Lucozade gels in any supermarkets / shops rather than ordering off internet. I believe this is whats handed out in VLM so wanted to try them out beforehand.
bit off topic, but I did a half marathon yesterday were they had 'tasteless' electrolyte drinks? Is this just some kind of tablet / powder mixed with water or something you can actually buy in bottles? Pretty much all the usual flavoured sports drinks make me feel sick after a while so if this is just as beneficial then sounds like a good option
Myprotein does unflavoured electrolyte powder - never tried it myself though
I've since found out it was something called elete. Website seems to suggest ultra runners use it. Don't think I'll bother with it, as surely with it being zero calories, you'd still need to take gels / drink lucozade or alternative anyway.
I've started using the unflavoured TriCarb powder mixer from myprotein on my longer runs and during HMs and I've found it to be really helpful. I always seem to need some sort of kick about 2/3 of the way round and when I'm hot and sweaty I can't stand the thought of anything sweet and if I try to force it down it just makes me gag so I've found it to be a useful substitute. I'm still waiting for someone to do a cheese or Twiglets flavoured sports drink.
+1 for High5 , use them for marathons and associated training , dont use any for shorter distances , easy to get down , citrus burst and raspberry(caffeine). Though i'm a sucker for a small bag of jellytots at about mile 18
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