Fuel While Running

6 Nov

Ever since I picked up running, I have been trying to find the perfect fuel to help me along my runs. I always sweat profusely, so in order to prevent hyponatremia, I need to fuel up on foods or products that have sodium. I also need to keep my glucose level up during my long runs (anything more than an hour).

Last year, I experimented with PowerGels and Gu. Both did the job, but to be honest, Gu tasted the best. I’ve stuck with it ever since. That is, until last week.

Early last week, someone suggested I try Accel Gel (similar to Accelerade). It seems like it is basically the same thing as Gu, except each serving of Accel Gel contains a unique 20 mg of protein. This is supposed to help with endurance. I didn’t notice much of a difference. I will continue to use Accel Gel because it actually tasted just as good as Gu. The protein thing is the kicker. I’m not sure how much of a difference it will make, but I will post more on these findings later.

On a completely unrelated note, I am in need of some fundraising help. Throughout this training process, I am actively fundraising for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Each donation will go to help those whose lives have been destroyed by HIV and AIDS. I need to raise $1500 by December 4th and I am about $1400 short of my goal. Please help me and others by donating via a secure form at http://www.davenadkarni.org

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