>Health and Nutrition>Mid-run nutrition/energy products?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
A Dance with Monkeys
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
As Trent said the more you run the efficient your body is at burning the glycogen. I am using gels alot less frequently as I was this time last year.
What would be easy to carry? I have a Camelbak waistpack that I use for long runs, but the pockets are all on the back and hard to reach while actually running--I could attach some sort of small pouch to the waist straps, though (I generally do that with my cel phone while on runs).
Do your running shorts have any pockets? If not, I've heard of people safety-pinning packets of goo to their shorts (inside, so they don't bang around), I'm sure you could do the same with a packet of candy or a small energy bar. Also, I've been very impressed with the gummy "CliffBlocks" made by the CliffBar people. They are like goo (they say) but less messy and you can eat a little bit at a time.