>Running 101>GU vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade vs. Accelerade vs. ...
How have you used them?
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Sack up and run.
I've recently become a big fan of this new electrolyte drink mix called NUUN (pronounced "noon"). They are kind of like Alka-Seltzer tabs, but contain electrolytes. 1 tab dissolves into 16 oz of water in about 2 minutes. $6.50 gets your 12 tabs, so it's pretty cheap, actually. Anyway, it tastes pretty good, and is super easy. No need to do a ton of shaking to mix it or anything. Works great...I'd look into that too. http://www.nuun.com/ Good luck...
Of all the gels, I prefer GU brand. It is simplest and comes in small packets, good flavors and is easy on the stomach.
Fluid-wise, I avoid Gatorade & Powerade myself, as they are way too sugary. Upsets the belly. If you wanna use those, I'd dilute it about 50/50 with water to ease the stomach problems.