Monday, January 18, 2010

Gels, Shot Bloks, and Everything In Between

Since we've started our marathon training, we've decided to start using running products during our runs to help us get a boost. There are tons of options for runners. You can get gels, jelly beans, shot bloks, drinks, mini bars, etc. Last week Beth and I tried Clif Shot Bloks.

Because this was our first time trying these, we didn't know what to expect. We tried the Black Cherry flavor because we thought it would be an easy flavor to eat. Because there are six bloks in a package, we just took one package to split between the two of us during our 10 mile run. Six miles into the run, we decided it was time to give them a try. After a few seconds trying to get the package open midrun, I finally got to the gooey bloks. These bloks have a ton of substance to them. You can tell that you're actually eating something of value. Beth and I both chewed for quite a while to get them down and although this was tough to do while trying to breath, it wasn't too bad. The flavor was pretty good and the bloks definitely gave us a boost. One package costs between a buck fifty and two dollars. Overall, I would eat Clif Shotbloks again during a run. They gave both of us a great boost while not making us feel full or just sitting in our stomach.

During our 12 mile run today, we tried GU Gels and I will write about them tomorrow.

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