What type of fuel do you use during your runs or races, if any?
According to your responses, the most popular choices for fueling during training runs or racing are…
1. GU Gels-Vanilla Bean being a favorite flavor
2. Clif Shot Blocks
3. Honey Stingers (chews & waffles)
Other responses included: Clif Shot Gels, Hammer Gels, Carb Boom, Sport Beans, GU Chomps, Fit Mixer Aminos, Vega Sport Drinks, and Dried Fruit!
My Thoughts: I have a fairly sensitive stomach, so I have a tough time taking fuel during my runs and races. When I run longer distances, I tend to get dehydrated and everything upsets my stomach. Increasing my water intake was my fist step in the right direction. Now, I am trying out different fueling options. I have found that I like taking gels with caffeine for that extra “kick.” Hearing all of your input has definitely given me lots of ideas to try! Thanks everyone for contributing!
- Do you have a sensitive stomach when it comes to fueling your runs and races?