A fine Winter afternoon to you all....
I'm training for my first Century in May, having now done the Metric. Since I'm going to be waaaaaay over the 4 hour mark I did for 62 miles, I'm concerned about having enough fluids, etc. although I was fine on water previously.
Purchased a can of Accelerade today (gawd, that's stuff is expensive!), the only flavor being Lemon-Lime. Mixed up a bottle and took off for my easy-moderate 25 mile jaunt. First thing I noticed is that this isn't exactly tasty! Blechh.
Second thing I noticed was that I started getting stomach pains almost immediately upon taking small sips. I ended up dumping the bottle and refilling with water. Was fine after that and since this was only an easy 90 minute ride, no worries.
From what I've read, I believe the drink should be a combo of carbs and a small amount of protein? Or does that not really matter?
So, I thought I'd now spend more money trying Cytomax or something else. Is Gatorade that bad for you cause it seems to get knocked pretty good around here!
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.