Update 12-7-2012. Honey Stinger sent me some updated gels and organics to try.
When I first started my endurance career in 2009, the San Francisco Marathon had Gu Gels available on the course. Gu’s were my first experience with using nutrition during a race, and I stuck with Roctane and GU all the way through my second Comrades (Ultra) Marathon in 2012. However, GU prices have gone up, and I’ve begun to tire of the “chemical” taste of Gu… Plus, it was time for a change after 3 years of the same stuff and dozens of races. Gu has its downsides – mostly in stickiness and trash during a bike/run – but it wasn’t the worst I’ve tasted on a course.
What I wanted was something better for my Iron-Length (Full) HITS Triathlon in Palm Springs this December.
Enter Honey Stinger. I was intrigued by what I read about the benefits of honey and I love the taste. So, I thought I would try out a variety of the Honey Stinger products and see how they worked when I wasn’t sucking on a honey packet. Besides, some of these things were inspired by Lance Armstrong and he is certainly one helluva better bicyclist than me. He might know a thing or two I don’t. Or not. Continue reading