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Shots? Beans? Gels? March 13, 2009

Filed under: Allison,Joanna,Long Run,Quick Fuel — flavprice @ 2:16 pm

That sounds kind of weird….we have been discussing what types of quick sugar we take with us when we go on a long run. By long run we usually mean 7 + miles.

Allison has had success with the following:

Clif  Shot Bloks (pic via: )


And also Luna Moons (pic via: fitsugar)


Joanna has tried gels….and her gag reflex kicked in (that’s not hard to do, she will gag at the drop of a hat)….she has found more success in regular old jelly beans! (pic source)


We put them in our pockets (or in a baggie in our sports bra) and usually eat them about halfway through our run. Or if you are like Allison you can eat them at your desk at work…like a fruit snack. Sort of.


2 Responses to “Shots? Beans? Gels?”

  1. kilax Says:

    I really like the taste of the moons, but they get stuck in my teeth! Do you have any tips?

    We love the sports beans. We have been talking about just trying the regular ones!

    • flavprice Says:

      They get stuck in my teeth too, but the jelly beans don’t! The new power bar that I posted earlier is a quick / easy fuel too…it is harder to eat b/c it’s larger, but it isn’t sticky like the shots.

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