Hi Trudi. I pinched some of my wifes "York Fruits" she bought for Christmas. They're about 4 times the size of a Jelly Baby. I just tuck one between my back teeth and the inside of my cheek and let it dissolve, no chewing needed and lasts about 10 minutes. I've done the box now so I need to find some more. My mate, who's a dentist, rightly took a dim view of my new found nutrition habit though!
I'm doing the Hogweed Hilly Half in a couple of weeks, so I've been experimenting with the sweets and SIS gel sachets. The sweets I like. The gel, I feel, is natures way of getting back at me for making my kids try new food!
I'm not sure either do that much for me to be honest, I'm only running for 90-120 minutes and if I have a great run that may be down to an extra hour in bed or the banana in my porridge.
To answer your question though, I wont buy any more gel when it's gone, but I will get more sweets!
Hi Trudi, by the time you get into the second half of the marathon you will have run further than I have ever done, so it would not be fair of me to convince you with my opinions.
The more I experiment with gel/sweets/drink the less certain I am. None of it upsets my stomach, but the benefits are vague in so much as I haven't tried running on empty to compare the effects. That is, after all, what we are trying to avoid.
Perhaps someone else out there reading this can share their experience with us and what works/doesn't for them.
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