Energy Gels vs. Energy Bars, Same Purpose but Different Consistency

 

Both energy gels and energy bars are designed to replenish lost carbohydrates during exercise. They are similar products with different consistency – gels are syrups, an

Give Thanks on Thanksgiving

 

In the US and some parts of the world, it’s the time of the year to give thanks. With Earth about to complete another lap around the Sun, many have also begun to reflect on …

Energy Gel Review: Decathlon Energy Gel, Affordable but Lack Boost

 

I’m a fan of Decathlon. I’ve purchased many of its affordable yet quality gear for a wide range of sporting activities, but this is my first time using the Frenc…

The Continuous Evolution of the Meaning of Running

We received a message and an inquiry. The former made me happy. The latter allowed me to gain clarity.

Let’s start with the jolly message. The sender, a former teacher of mine…

Balance During the Long Walk

 

It’s all about balance – career versus family, social life versus independence, health versus excitement, challenge versus relaxation…

There are s…

The Superpower of Mountain Running

It was a hot summer day in August of 2010…I had to stop for a bit. I tried to stretch out my quads, balancing with one hand on a tree. F@#$!! Bad idea. That just caused a cramp, and the 34C (…

Review: NutriSport Sprint Energy Gel, Refreshing Citrus Flavor

 

I had never heard of NutriSport before a running acquaintance gave me a couple of the brand’s energy gels to try. Never seen it in this corner of the running world, so pl…

Energy Gels, Are They Worth it?

 

Do I need energy gels?

Do energy gels work?

Are energy gels just hype or the real deal?

These are some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received. Today, we will c…

Review: 226ers Bio Energy Gel, Made by Triathletes, Fit for All

 

The brand name of this energy gel says it all – it targets the Ironman triathlon (3.9km swim, 180.2 ride, and 42.2km run for a total of 226.3km) segment but that’s just t…

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