Gels?

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Gels?

Postby Monte » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:18 am

Where do you buy Gels in Canada and what do you recommend ?
I want to give them a try on my long training runs and try to find something that will agree with me and get used to them before using in an actual race.

What do you all use?
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Re: Gels?

Postby eme » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:42 am

I buy my gels at my local independent running store, but The Running Room is a common store to get gels at.

For gels, it all comes down to personal preference and how your stomach tolerates them. I find that some brands give me GI (stomach) upset. It is usually recommended to try one brand at a time, as it makes it easier to figure out if a particular brand bothers you.

Different brands have different consistency as wel, some are thicker and some thinner. They also come in a crazy amount of flavours, again down to personal preference.

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Re: Gels?

Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:50 am

MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.
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Re: Gels?

Postby eme » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:02 am

ultraslacker wrote:MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.


I never think of MEC for gels. I love the store, but we only have one and it not close to me.

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Re: Gels?

Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:03 am

eme wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.


I never think of MEC for gels. I love the store, but we only have one and it not close to me.


It's worth a trip to stock up. The prices are dramatically better.
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Re: Gels?

Postby IronColl » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:59 pm

ultraslacker wrote:
eme wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:MEC has the best prices.

My favourite are Clif shots, usually.


I never think of MEC for gels. I love the store, but we only have one and it not close to me.


It's worth a trip to stock up. The prices are dramatically better.


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Re: Gels?

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:26 pm

Gels have varying amounts of caffeine. Too much caffeine gives me the runs.... :lol:
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Re: Gels?

Postby Monte » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:27 pm

Thanks for the info...Back when I ran there was no such thing...or at least not packaged and sold the way they are now.

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