Happy Friday! I am enroute from DC (warm) to Jacksonville (warm). This week is the Gate River Run 15k – eeks! Of course I’m coming down with a cough, so we’ll see how Saturday goes. Today I am linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia and the theme is food and drink. I thought I would share five food/fuel items I would like try while training this year.
1. Honey Stinger Energy and Protein Bars
Image: Honey Stinger Energy Bar
2. Dates, Raisins, Fruit
I would like to experiment with real food during some of my training runs this year. Would be interested to see how my body responds and if I like it. Sometimes I find my chews or blocks too sweet.
3. Energy/Protein Balls
A couple of weeks ago I made chocolate chip cookie dough protein balls. I would love to make some more of these for pre/post workout snacks. This apple pie energy ball recipe by Every Last Bite is at the top of my list.
Image: Every Last Bite
4. Nuun Energy – Mango Orange Flavor
Nuun introduced a new flavor to their Energy line – Mango Orange. Doesn’t that sound delicious? I haven’t tried any of their tablets with their new formula – I’ve heard mixed reviews. What do you think?
One of my colleagues (who has participated in multiple 70.3 and an Ironman Cozumel) recommended I try Tailwind. According to their website, “Ditch the gels, bars, chews, and pills and go all day with just Tailwind.” It would be nice to have less items packed into my belt and only carry my handheld waterbottle (esp for a 10 miler or half).
Have you tried any of the above products? What do you think?
Is there anything you would like to try this year?