What’s Better? Bananas Versus Energy Gels as Race Fuel

I’ve run ultramarathon races fueled almost entirely by bananas and I’ve run my best marathons fueled entirely by gels. A little disclosure: I’m not a profess…

Energy Gels vs. Energy Bars, When to Eat What?

Energy gels are better. They give you a quick boost in a super compact, energy-dense package. Energy bars are better. They’re tastier, leave you satisfied, and provide mor…

What’s an Energy Gel? The Gooey Elixir that Endurance Athletes Can’t Live Without

 

 

Here’s the simple and classic definition of an energy gel: it’s typically a carbohydrate-rich, gel-like substance conveniently packaged to replen