I haven’t changed my trail eating habits for a while, when it works and stays down . . . it’s all good. Occasionally, I will get some freebies and give them a try, but I don’t like doing that during a race. I want to eat what I know works. I have always loved peanut butter, so I took a risk and bought four of the new peanut butter GU packs, they were the featured GU of the month at REI and I tried it on my last run. I thought it was Easter, and eating a peanut butter filled egg. It was so tasty, like peanut butter fudge. I went to REI yesterday and bought four more.
Brett Welborn of Doing More On Less suggested I try the Powerbar Energy Blasts, so I bought a pouch and tried them on the run. They also tasted amazing, they were like a cross between Easter gummies and real fruit gummies that I eat in Spain. I would definitely eat them again. The only thing about the chews is eating them on the run; I haven’t mastered chewing and running yet. I guess that is why I like GU so much. The consistency is not too liquidy and not that pasty, I just put it in the back of my throat, bite down and pull. It pretty much bypasses the mouth and right to the stomach. You don’t even realize your eating. *The suggestion came from a comment I made about loosing my appetite during ultras.