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We're talking for training and racing here...not for Superbowl weekend!<br><br>
I have and iron stomach, so just about anything stays down. My primary choice will be Infinit Nutrition products, and I'll use gels (usually whatever I can find on sale) for short distance training and for supplementing the Infinit when my palate needs a break. Of course, the ubiquitous Gatorade and water will be utilized for hydration purposes.<br><br>
As the weather gets hotter and more humid, I'll add in Lava Salts to keep everything in check.
 

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No soda.<br>
No foods that make me "fluffy."<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
The rest...no clue.<br>
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I'm sticking with Infinit. I need to email the nutritionist again there...I need a winter forumula and let her know what happened during IMFL...see what she thinks...<br><br>
That stuff tastes like YUCK but sits nicely in my tummy!
 

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Unfortunately I do not have an Iron Stomach but after lots of experimentation<br><br>
I find that what works for me is Science in Sport Go Powder concentrate and Science in Sport Go gels (Tropical flavor only ) Thermolyte tabs when its hot and Fig Rolls (Uk version of Fig Newtons) for something solid and a bit less sweet<br><br>
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I am staying with Infinit, sports beans, clif bars and Replenish electrolyte replacement for training, Carnation breakfast drink with EmergenC for recovery.<br><br>
Unless something goes terribly wrong as the season progresses.
 

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I'm asking myself the same question. Currently I go with Accelerade and Gatorade.<br>
Wanted to try Infinit, but where can you buy it? (don't tell me online, I know that, but I need to get a small bottle first, to make sure I like it).
 

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I think only online, but they have small packets now. Email the site they are usually very helpful and used to drop in at CR.
 

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I haven't talked to my nutrionist about this yet.I was saving it up for the next meeting at the end of this month.
 

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I also do not have an iron stomach but I have been pretty happy with Accelerade and vanilla-orange carboom, also tried the Luna jelly things and they were fine, a lotta work for just 100 calories though.<br><br>
Many of you really like the Infinit, is there any real advantage to it over the typical accelerade or gatorade?
 

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I don't tolerate Gatorade very well so don't use it. I use Infinit because it has all the calories I need so I don't have to eat solids on the bike unless I want to. I find eating and swallowing on the bike very difficult. So for me it is just the best choice to get the calories I need.<br><br>
Also you can customize it, I don't like drinks that are sweet 'cause they make me gag.
 

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I won a big canister of Accelerade powder at a tri last year, so that'll probably be my first drink. Otherwise, gatorade and then gu, hammer gel. And, then real food (pb/banana/honey sandwiches, fig newtons). I have to have the real stuff.
 

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I started using Infinit because of having to juggle-around eats and drinks. It got tiresome, and I need the extra water because I live in GA. Unless I just want a change of pace (with a gel or something solid) I am loving the simplicity of just mixing the stuff into water and going. Of course, it is marketed and used as a form of nutrition and hydration in one. Gatorade is primarily a hydration agent that helps to replace electrolytes.<br><br>
I am a die hard FuelBelt user, so mixing in into a concentrate is the key for the run. Mixing concentrated bottles for the bike is also very convenient, and the way I go for long course racing.
 

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Depends on the training/event/pacing.<br><br>
Marathons: 6~8 PowerBar Gels (Plain) and water. Calculated to the same amount of calories I'd have picking up sports drinks in the race. Hate Gatoryak and Accelerade. No extra electrolytes unless running in humid conditions, then Endurolyte or S-Cap.<br><br>
Long bike (4 hours +): Each 24oz bike bottle = Normal strength PowerBar Endurance Lemonlime + 1 scoop of CarboPro = 325 cal / 79 gm carbs / 27 gm sugar (my tummy hates simple sugars). Ran with the same at 2 IM ago, worked on the tummy, even though legs were long gone. Last IM, tried hand held bottle with Gatorade...never again.<br><br>
Will try something for next IM: Running with CarboPro only, taking S-Caps for electrolytes. Need to test it out.<br><br>
Reason: like many of you folks, you've seen how bad drinks too sweet and too overbearing in flavoring can be. I just wanted plain water, which was my issue, and it resulted in not taking in enough calories.<br><br>
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Last year I had good success with a large bottle of water and a small bottle of extra-strong Gatorade (mixed from powder). Small sip of Gatorade, big sip of water, let the two mix in my stomach.<br><br>
This year I will do more of that, plus I'd like to experiment with "real" food - fig newtons, maybe bagels, fava beans with a bottle of nice Chianti.
 
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