|Wes, a couple years ago, having his first oreo!|
Monday, April 18, 2011
A Gel Review and Fun Times Too!!
The world of endurance running has introduced me to a few things; toned legs, runner's trots, chaffing, the need for moisture wicking material, a runner's high, 26.2, and so on. I have got to experience some amazing things as a runner, whether they were pleasant (the finish line) or not so pleasant (the trots)
Something that plagues all runners is on the fly nutrition. I have tried a wide variety of things....shotbloks, sports beans, gels, gummies, gatorade, cytomax, and on and on.
During my first marathon I chose to go with Luna Gummies and sportbeans.. Easy to chew, taste good, easy to carry. My grocery store stopped carrying those, so I had to start over for this race season. Time to research.
The results of my research:
I liked that taste of Shotbloks but the packaging makes them difficult to keep on your person, especially in the standard tight fitting running gear.
So I moved on to Gels. I tried both Powerbar Gel and Clif Shots
I decided to start with the recommended Chocolate flavors. I tried chocolate, java, and mocha.
Clif Shot's Razz is awesome...
Because it really tastes like this...
Yes...a Jelly doughnut. It honestly tastes like the inside of a jelly doughnut. It doesn't coat your mouth and requiring the lip smacking that the others did. I actually LIKED this gel!
So I did further research into the Clif Bar Company. CLICK HERE
I'm impressed. I think I can like the company as well!
Saturday the Lincoln Marathon TEAM had our graduation run!