Now that I've found a race time fuel that works for me, Island Boost, some of you may be wondering if this means the end of Fuelin' Up Friday posts. Will I retire my barf gear? Will I change my blog name? Fear not. Even though I have successfully fueled my way through 2 Marathons without hurling, 7 Bridges Marathon and Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, there are still many aspects of fueling that I need to perfect: pre-race, post-race, and additional during race options.
Our team logo from 2 Ragnars. Yes, I have a rep. No, I didn't puke in the van.Though Island Boost works wonders for me, I will be the first to say the no one fueling option works for everyone (see all my attempts at very popular fueling options). I would like to have additional options in case for some horrible reason I don't have Island Boost (like a forget it home or TSA confiscates it or I consume all of REI's supply). I also think different types of fuels are appropriate for different types of events. In my opinion, gels or liquids are ideal for marathons both for the rapid absorption but also for their convenient packaging and carrying ability. However, I don't have these kinds of space restrictions when biking thanks to the huge pockets in my cycling jersey, so I am open to different forms of fuel.
So fear not. More fuel reviews are to come. If you have any ideas of new products to try, feel free to leave a comment. I am always up for an adventure and being a guinea pig.
New reviews will begin in two weeks. There may even been some barfing, but no guarantees.