what advantages do gels have?
On my long rides over the last 3-4 months I've been experimenting with different nutrition. Sandwiches, flapjack, malt loaf, even pizza all of which made me feel a bit slugish.
Whilst speaking to a Tri store owner and good Ironman competitor I asked him about nutrition and what he does, his answer was a gel every 20 mins.
Now that sounds very expensive so thinking about thingsI decided to try honey and it seems to be working.
Would just be interested to now what any of you think of this and also why gels would be better, are they worth the extra expense?
If it works then carry on with it.
Personally I would only use gels for racing - for training I rely on stuff like bananas, cereal bars, flapjack etc - normal food - but if you feel that makes you sluggish then it's a case of experimenting like you are doing.
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Got this image of you on your bike being chased by a load of wasps...might be a good motivational tool
Mwah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!
WW has a good point - what do you normally drink? If you drink carb drinks, would you still get enough carbs if you swapped a couple of drinks for an electrolyte drink?
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