Wednesday, April 28, 2010


For the Big Frog 65 I fueled mainly with nuun, and  Honey Stinger. At aid station 6, I grabbed some pb&j.  I was wanting one at aid station 5 but they didn't have any. 

Nuun is really easy to use and come in tablet form.  It is packed in a small tube that fits well in a jersey pocket and does not take up much room at all.  The flavors are subtle and not too sweet.  Kola Kona is my favorite, with a little bit of a caffeine kick to wake me up.  Nuun really helps me stay hydrated. 

Honey Stinger products are made from pure honey.  That is only one of the reasons that I like them.  The gels have assorted flavors including Strawberry, Banana, and Chocolate.  The Chocolate is a no-brainer,  I love it.  I normally don't like the fruity flavors, and don't like anything Banana in general.  But, when I tried the Banana and Strawberry on a training ride,  it was different.  The balance of fruit taste and honey is such that.... I actually like it.  The chews are really good to, easy to eat, and I can definitely feel the difference once they get into my system.   I'm hooked on Honey Stinger and look forward to continuing to fuel on honey for a long time!

I'm still working on getting my calories that I need.  But the last two races have been as close as I have ever been.  I'm  not bonking, getting hungry occasionally, and even sometimes eat too much. 

I apparently took too much food with me and sent too much to the aid station because I had a lot left over.  At the aid station when I picked up my drop bad, I'm sure I wasted time packing my pockets with the extra Honey Stinger and nuun products,  but there was no way I was going to leave it behind!!! 

If you have not try them you really should, it's good stuff.

Have a great day.


Chris said...

You're just a slave to Lance now. :-)

J/k. Love me some Stinger!

My name is Stephen said...

I saw that....think he'll rename it? honeystrong?