I used e-Gels exclusively and exactly as directed in training for the Lakefront Marathon. This was my fourth marathon and I did not expect to PR, but just to complete it well. But the weather was perfect, the training paid off, and with the help of e-Gels taken at miles 2, 7, 13, 18, and 23, I took 10 minutes off of my marathon time and never hit the ‘wall’ or cramped as I had done in previous events. Some guy laughed at me at the start asking why I had so many gels. I told him I had a plan and I was sticking to it. I’m pretty sure I passed him somewhere around mile 22.
I used E-gels to complete my first Ultra Marathon – an 8 hour event in the middle of August – again no cramping and had the energy to keep going. I am 100% sold on this product.
Oh, and 23 year old son plays Ultimate Frisbee and I gave him a few to try – all day tournamets can be grueling but he loves the burst of energy it gives him.
Thanks for a great product. As training ramps up next year – I’ll be ordering more!