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Part of my particular stomach discomfort is probably the acidity. Using small-volume caffeine shots like "5 Hour Energy" and generic equivalents worked much better for me. I tested a few options during hard tempo efforts and smaller races before finding a solution that has worked well during multiple target races. The moral of the story is to experiment a ...


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This is half an answer, but should help. Drink water when eating gels (usually has caffeine I believe) during a race, and dont drink Gatorade. Alternatively, drink Gatorade when not using gels but still drink water. For any sugar or carbohydrates eaten you need water to help digest it and use it, so people usually talk about finding a balance. From my ...



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