Lucozade Sport - I think I'll pass

I am giving up on this isotonic drink

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16/03/2003 at 19:12
Susan Wyllie.

I had a nightmare at Silverstone and thought it was due to Lucozade Sport first time drank it) with stomach upset and cramps. I was wrong

I also find at Reading the same but I was not drinking Lucozade Sport however I did eat breakfast with milk which did not help the digestion (if you know what I mean).

Today I ran 17 miles and had porridge with water and this was great. No issues. I drank Lucozade Sport also.

Findings: Milk before a run gives me a dodgy tummy whilst running (not Lucozade). May be the same for you.

I have read that Milk can be cause for tummy upsets when rnning

16/03/2003 at 19:56
I did 18 miles today with the pockets of my gilet stuffed with jelly babies, and - hey presto - no stomach ache! I hope that mean's the problem's solved.

Thanks to all who have offered tips/advice.

I did once use Leppin Sqeezy's with no trouble, but didn't like the taste much. Could just pack a few for those last 6 miles when maybe Dr Who's favourite confection may not be enough...
16/03/2003 at 20:00
so the up shot is ... jelly babies are best !!! the problem is not eating them all before the first mile is up .... doh !!
16/03/2003 at 20:02
Now theres an idea
16/03/2003 at 20:03
Did our club long run today,20 miles.Tried Lucozade and it's not for me,tasted awful. Give me the old Liquid Power any time. Onemoremile,I'd never heard of this Leppin stuff until today.Apparently it's fabulous stuff, I'm going to give that a try.
17/03/2003 at 08:30
My 'Leppin-Squeezy-story' is a classic what-not-to-do in terms of marathon prep (tho i got away with it...)

At the Expo, after I'd picked up my race number (this was '99), I was so flush with enthusiasm that I started scanning the merchandise stalls for bargains. Needless to say I found an industrial size box of Leppin sachets in 876 amazing flavours for about 84p. I bought them and used them for the first time (yes, FOR THE FIRST TIME) during the marathon.

A bad, bad thing to have done. I know.

But - apart from some flavours tasting like battery acid - they did the trick pretty well.

Like the taste of jeely babies better...mmmmmmmmmmmm
17/03/2003 at 22:00
Lucozade gives me cramps too and I use jelly babies - I am a novice however! I may try to dilute the lucozade as suggested at the marathon though if I need more of a hit and take my chance.To have to carry my own supplies of drink would fill me with dread!
Does anyone know if the drinks have lids on so you can run with them?
17/03/2003 at 22:04
The drinks (I think) are in the foil pouches, and I think they take the lids off, but it's quite easy to run with a finger over the hole.
30/10/2006 at 18:22
just check out the ingredients, if it's got ASDPARTAME in it i too get headaches (and a host of other nasties). i'm not saying that this ingredient is a problem but i will not buy, eat, drink or use any food product with it in.... i'll get off my horse now and start some running again!
30/10/2006 at 18:23
sorry i meant ASPARTAME. big finger syndrome
30/10/2006 at 18:28
softfruits are pretty good... though be careful about inhaling the crunchy outsides! not that i would be dumb enough to know this happens of course.

out of interest, why do people find one jelly baby a mile suits best? at a rough guess i'd imagine most runners burn somewhere in the region of 100 calories a mile, but i'd reckon a jelly baby has maybe a tenth of that - how's that work then?!

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