This was a non-running day for me. I have a 9-mile run scheduled for tomorrow. I'm particularly looking forward to this one because it's mostly a trail run. I'm thinking it will be like hiking- only faster.
Last week, the coaches for my running group told us to start bringing some energy-type food to eat during our runs. In a strange way, I'm excited about this... I'm now running long enough distances to consume those mysterious, funny-shaped packages that I've seen at the check-out counters at the athletic stores!
So, which to buy? Well, I had a credit at Road Runner Sports so I decided to try out a bunch. Here is my collection:
I haven't decided which of the gels I will try out during my run tomorrow. It's a tough choice since the idea of downing a mouthful of gel doesn't sound very appetizing-- I don't care what flavor they call it! As of tonight, I'm leaning toward the Mocha Cliff Shot since it has caffeine and it's going to be an early morning.
I love Jelly Bellies so I don't think I need much convincing to pop those in my mouth. The Cliff Shot Bloks mystify me... what are they? They feel gummy. They look yummy. Are they cubed Gummi Bears? Do I eat them as I run, instead of the gel? Will they yank out my fillings? Hmmm... so many new things to discover in the running world.
So, tell me...what is your favorite energy food-thing to eat while running?