Where they gone???
we use the hifive energy gels as they are isotonic so you don't ned to have them with water.......
there are couple of places on the internet that you can buy all gels cheap......but I have forgotton to save them so next time i will have to start googling again
Hi5 are ok. SiS tropical is palatable. Shots coffee will do.
I quite often find deals for bulk buys on Amazon.
Capital of Peru is Lima.
No idea about bulk buying gels cheaply. For LSRs I just buy a bag of jelly sweets and take a few of those with me.
You can get them for £0.80p in Asda, I use the one in Lima, Peru
No gels on Lucozade website so maybe they have stopped them. That's a pain as I am near the end of my last bulk buy. Have to find a palatable alternative now. Enough left at least for Sundays marathon.
Luzozade are probably just reshuffling their website to make space for their new "elite dual carb system" gels which are suppose to be on sale next month. Dunno if that's a direct replacement or an addition to their old gels. They sound a bit like the Hi5 gels so you could try those in the mean time if you plan on sticking with luzozade in the long term.
last time I was in Lima I bought a great ceviche. didn't see any gels though. wonder if anyone does ceviche flavoured gels??
I miss the High5 chocolate flavoured gels. They were nice.
Kittenkat may have a point.
Unless you're running over 15 miles or so - you don't need gels/extra energy. Your body has enough reserves to get you through that kind of distance.
The exceptions are if you're practicing your feeding strategy for a marathon or you're starting to do long distances.
Its like the guys you see at the gym doing 5 mins on the treadie and swigging back lucozade sport. They dont need that either.
Gu make a chocolate gel, which is quite yummy.
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Unless you're running over 15 miles or so - you don't need gels/extra energy. Your body has enough reserves to get you through that kind of distance. The exceptions are if you're practicing your feeding strategy for a marathon or you're starting to do long distances.
Perhaps I fall in to the category of "starting to do long distances" having only trained for and run 2 half marathons, but my experience tells me that I need gels or I struggle beyond 10 miles.
I use the High5 gels, and have generally run faster when using the ones with caffeine in them too.
It's probably just a case that you need to get used to running the longer distances. Everyone struggles to begin with just with the increase in milage.
Get a few of them under your belt and it gets easier.
Gels take 20 mins or so to kick in anyway - so if you're feeling the benefit of them its probably just psychological.
Gu chocolate gel eh ? Ooh that could be worth investigating. Ta !
I've just started upping my long distances and am noticing that I am getting hungry towards the end of them. My LSR is Saturday morning and I dont eat anything before I go out. Previously, if I ran 10 - 12 miles I would be fine until I got home and had some breakfast/lunch. Now, I am going to have to start fuelling along the way as I am getting to 12 - 13 miles and the hunger starts. Jelly babies sound like the way forward for me so I get that extra pleasure of biting of their heads !
Carterusm, you won't lose weight doing that. You want to be using callories on your run not ingesting extra. If you're hungry, just ignore it. I reached a milestone today, 11 weeks at 2000 kcals a day, i've lost 19lbs to officially to reach normal weight, 25.4 BMI. Only another stone to go and i'll be average!
caterusm - it's probably not hunger per se, but dehydration that you're noticing. it can often produce the same sort of feelings of hunger - and when I notice it I know it's time for a drink.
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
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