The sporting world is awash with nutritional products of all kinds. Gels are available in every flavour and consistency imaginable – some more palatable than others. From my fifteen odd years of competing, GU gels are indispensable for energy delivery. I use GU gels in completion because I like the way they taste, they have a consistency which is easy to eat and above all; they truly make me go faster.
For short races, there are GU gels with high caffeine doses, for ultra-distance races Roctane gels contain amino acids to aid with compounded muscle fatigue, and there are also GU gels which contain no caffeine at all - this is important because I will often consume 30 + gels in a race.
My top 3 Gu Gel tips:
Tape your Gu to the top tube: That way you can tear them off one-handed.
Safety pin your Gu to the back of your running shirt - Tuck them into your shorts, and they will be there when you need them, perfect for marathons and half marathons.
Sam Clark is a 4-time winner of the Coast to Coast Multisport Race.
I don’t have time to grocery shop and cook.
I don’t have time to eat healthy
I have food cravings that derail my healthy eating plans.
Being at home more means I am snacking a lot.
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