>Running 101>GU vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade vs. Accelerade vs. ...
The steady plodding of the diligent leads surely to advantage(victory), But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
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.