Sunday, February 22, 2009
Suppliments and Nutrition
So last week when I was making my shoe purchase I decided to pick up some of the new GU gels. If you don't run like a madman or compete in crazy triathlons you may have no clue about GU (what a poet). There are a number of similar products out there and I've tried most of them. Hammer gels are pretty good and typically don't contain the caffeine. However, GU usually wins out as the choice of gooey liquid that I swallow trying to get calories, carbs, amino acids and a host of other things into my body. Here's a great comparison chart. I've never once had an issue with my stomach getting upset. So today, during our 4 hour workout I had the chance to try the new stuff. I tried the blueberry pomegranate. Not a bad taste at all. I finished my workout feeling good. Bike, run, bike, run, bike. It was a great fun. It's hard to tell if the GU was making a difference. However, having "bonked" a few times in the past, I wasn't going to let something like that happen. Keep up with the nutrition and listen to your body. That's the key. So for anything of any distance, GU will continue to be part of my life (and wallet).