3 user reviews of Maxim Energy Bar See all
Hi,does anyone have any good recommendations on good energy bars to eat on a long run (marathon distance/32 miles) that won't bring on a stitch or tummy problems.
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 12:55
Try em all out.
Onlyway. What works for me, will be bad for you etc.
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 13:08
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 13:31
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 15:11
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 15:14
Solid food is tricky for me when running. OK on the bike, but I cant run and chew and breathe all at the same time.
Hi5 Gels work for me over the marathon distance. And yeah - best trying stuff for yourself.
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 15:40
I might try that Torq bar which you can get from this place near where I work - hope that doeso the trick as I've got 32 miles to cover
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 15:49
I have a friend who runs very respectible marathon times powered by jelly babies.
For 32 miles I'd be running at a pace that I would be just about be able to eat solid food at so I'd probably have some flapjack, a few jelly babies and I'm very fond of School Bars.
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 16:05
Posted: 21/11/2007 at 16:21
Posted: 17/03/2008 at 16:34
Try Larabars, you can get them in Holland & Barratt & big sainsburys. Probably lots of other places. They are 100% fruit and nuts, no sugar, chemicals, preservatives etc and act like rocket fuel. They also have the added bonus of tasting good, unlike all the 'sports' bars i've tried which taste like cardboard with a chemical edge.
Posted: 17/03/2008 at 17:13
Posted: 18/03/2008 at 07:33
Posted: 18/03/2008 at 20:46
I cant find them anywhere but the basic recipe is as follows, just play around with your own ingredients and quantities.
they are basically like flapjacks but without the butter, syrup or sugar!
nuts - any kind, mix them up and chop tiny as poss in food processor or coffee grinder, dates or dates and raisins, peeled chopped other fruit -eg apples, bananas, strawberries, cherries - anything you fancy
Mix these all together, if too dry add more fruit or fruit juice, if wet add more nuts or porridge oats. The mixture should stick together, bit like sausagemeat consistency.
Press onto a baking tray, the thinner it is the more crispy it will be. Put into an oven on the lowest setting and leave overnight or in an oven about 4or 5 (gas), no more than 200 deg and just keep checking till you are happy with how soft/hard they are.
So long as you have nuts and dates you can add any thing you like, including coconut milk and fruit juice.
Good luck, let me know how they turn out.
Posted: 18/03/2008 at 21:25
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