Can anyone explain to me in words of one syllable the difference between
I’ve discovered that I can 'gulp' and keep both of them down. Is there anything I should actually be looking for or is ‘not chucking up’ the main thing.
I'm also trying to get to grips with eating bars but gels seems to work better for me at the moment.
the first one is a standard gel - easy to digest, quick to act contains salts/carbs the second has extra stuff to give you a boost including vitamins and caffeine (but will contain the same stuff that the first had too).
Bars and gels are not the same. Gels are faster releasethan bars. Some prefer bars because they contain more kcals and are solid food rather than sticky stuff. In reality many use both.
This is the dream of any ad / marketting agency. There are simpler and natural products available for a fraction of the cost - but they dont' come so neatly package and are not endorsed by so many sportmen/women.
On the bike I have wondered what was dribbling on my thigh........ then realised I'm dribbling it as I tend to cycle for a minute or two with the gel hanging out my gob
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I go for Kendal mint cake every time over gels they make me heave .
I discovered the smart gels at FLM thanks to Kanga. I drink a lot of coffee so the caffeine made a massive difference and now I take a couple for longer sessions but stick to the cheaper normal ones most of the time. Although now I know you can get them for 70p in Tesco's I might change that cos I prefer the taste of the Smart ones (same as W.H said - I think they taste a bit like cough mixture!)
Umm, I also love KMC.
Wish I'd thought to get a batch when in the Lakes recently. Where else can I get it from?
I also tried the smart gels at FLM. I usually (but not exclusively) stick to decaff coffee in the run up to a race so the caffeine really made a massive difference
Prefer the taste of the regular Go ones though.
Mitten, make your own KMC. You will need several bags of sugar and a bottle of mint essence.
Simmer the several bags of sugar on a low heat. Wave the bottle of mint essence over the sugar, then return to cupboard. Allow the mixture to set then cut into rectangles.
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