Last weekend on my 21 miler I mentioned that I had grabbed a gel from my stash that was just downright nasty and I couldn't even ingest it (ClifShot Double Espresso for the record), therefore I was down some calories for the long run.
Thankfully when I got back to base for Kenyan Way, there were boxes of packages of Gatorade G Series Carb Energy Chews - Orange (yum! I love all things orange!) Each package contains 4 chews. I don't like chews normally because they aren't that easy to carry on a run (unless you use a SpiBelt or something), and I find it difficult to actually chew them while running and they always seem to stick in my teeth.
Since I was at base, I opened a package and ate one. Yum! They are a thinner consistency and were easy to chew. I ate 2 of them before taking off again. Then ate the last 2 when I was about 2 miles from home. I thought they gave me just enough oomph, which was what I needed at the time! The packaging for transport is unfortunate, but you could take them out and put in a snack sized baggie for easier handling while on the run! I'm actually going to do that for tomorrows run.
I really liked them a lot and was glad that I had stuffed 2 other packages into the tiny pockets on my shorts :)
One Package: 4 chews
Yeah I don't like the high sugar, but it is what it is and lets face it when you are out there on a long run, you need the boost. I certainly wouldnt take these, just like I dont eat gels on runs shorter than 10 miles, but thats just me. If a person needs it, a person needs it, no matter the distance. I am a firm believer though that a person can go 10 miles with minimum intake of calories if you eat something beforehand. Even if its just a banana. Or lets say, a PopTart. :O)
When I went into Luke's on Sunday for a shift, I figured out where the boxes at KW had come from. Luke's had oodles of them and had dropped some off for the Saturday runners. I grabbed a ton of the packets and would like to offer 5 packages of them off as a giveaway!
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