In my training last year, I tried the following:
|Honey Stinger Organic Waffle|
During training, I tried out all of these individually - in races, I've used either just one, or a combination, but I've never run a race without GU. Unfortunately, I think that GU is the biggest culprit in my ... uh ... tummy troubles. Taste and texture-wise, the waffles are my favorite. They're more like actual food. GU is kind of snot-y in texture, and the Sports Beans are just like jelly beans, which can be hard to chew while you're trying to run.
This year, I need to log a lot of miles. I also need to be able to log those miles without making a ton of pit stops. SO... I need to get this fueling thing figured out, ASAP.
My last half marathon was slow and shitty (pun intended - ew!), and I just can't go through that again. So, no more GU for me, and I'll see if that helps.
Anyone else have this issue? What have you done that helps?