I’ve been giving considerable thought to fuelling these longer runs that I’m currently doing. Today I head out for a 12½ mile run.
Sometimes reading articles can make things even more confusing; I was sent a link by Run Addicts which more or less said forget gels, just take a sports drink and only drink it half way in.
To be fair this is all I have been doing, supplementing the drink with some jelly beans. But the jelly beans were not a success – they just don’t work in a dry mouth, bits get stuck on my teeth and I drink too much trying to wash the residue away. As a vegetarian my access to gel-based sweets/candy is severely limited; most sweets have pork or beef gelatine in them. So I took a trip to Holland and Barrett, my local health food shop, and found these!