Hello! My name is Tom and I discovered my love for running when I watched Rocky a long long long time ago. I’m not fast but determined. My running past includes over 50 marathons, 3 completed 100k ultra runs (1 incomplete, but I’ll come back to conquer you Translantau 100), and a few Ironman distance triathlons. I’m a caffeine and energy gel fanatic and will be sharing my experience with these products on this blog. (Some stats: 3H43M marathon best, 13H Ironman best, 20m:08s 5k — so a middle of the pack type of dude.
What is your favorite race nutrition?
I am a big fan of caffeinated gels. I’ve run my best marathons using GU and Maurten products, as well as a local brand which is very similar to GU’s nutrition and flavor profile. I’ve recently also was quite impressed with UCAN.
What is the dumbest sports nutrition mistake you’ve ever made?
I think my biggest mistakes come down to the night before the race rather than on race day itself. It may be having one too many beers when I was younger or a meal that is way to heavy these days. There were also a few times when I didn’t prepare salt for an ultra and found the checkpoints to be lacking in that department.
What is your ultimate endurance sports goal?
I don’t have one ultimate goal – I would like to run a few more 100ks and feel great afterwards, I would like to get my ironman time to 12 hours and change, and maybe even lower later. I would like to do a few more chill runs across a country (i’ve done Taiwan – my home for now), I would love to do one across Poland (my birth country) at some point.
A detailed comparison of GU Energy Chews and 32GI Sports Chews – both effective at delivering energy in a compact package. But if we have to pick one – 32GI has a slight edge.
GU Energy Chews are energy gel alternatives that serve the same purpose of quick energy delivery during competition or heavy workouts. They are gelatin gummy-like drops that are chewy rather than gooey.
32GI Sports Chews review: Discover a jelly candy-like tasting energy gel alternative that provides 132 calories per packet and steady low GI energy. Enjoy the convenience of 4 smaller bites and a residue-free packet during your endurance activities.
You’ve trained hard, you’ve put in the work… or at least, you’ve thought about it while lounging on the couch. Remember that time you chose a salad over fries, showcasing your elite athlete discipline? Or that marathon you completed… on Netflix?