Week #8: Energy Products-Your body can only store enough "energy" for about 60 minutes of exercise
-Fueling with chews (chomps, blasts, bloks, etc) should happen 1 chew every 10 minutes to 1 serving every 45 minutes
-Bars (powerbar, clif bar, snickers marathon bar) are best used as a recovery snack
-Gels (gu) can actually be dissolved in water (totally didn't know you could do this): take 1 gu packet and mix it with 6 ounces of water and shake vigorously. The benefit of doing this is that you don't have to carry both gu and water or worry about having water to drink following fueling - it's all in one! Drink/take it as you would normally fuel. ANYONE ELSE HEARD OF DOING THIS????
-Protein can be difficult to digest during exercise
-Fiber is contained in some energy products and can lead to digestive issues during or following exercise