I purchased some Powerbar gels because they were cheap and started taking them with a fair amount of water, which made them more palatable, but equally non-efficacious.
I've also tried Clif Shot gel. Still nothing.
As I mentioned in last week's report I had a successful experience on an empty stomach morning run after plodding along for 3 miles. I felt the burst of energy and really picked up the pace to end my run well.
So it seems a few things are required to feel the effects of energy gels:
- Low blood sugar
- A good level of baseline fitness
I can make gross sugar for free, thank you very much. I will experiment with homemade gel consisting of:
- Sea Salt