There is a reason why people who use this Gatorade and GU (GOOP? more appropriate) get an upset stomach ... your body is rejecting the junk. This junk is like the processed foods that so many people also eat ... marketing. Marketing experts know all about how to sell something to the public. Now, these people have most of you convinced that if a race does not provide you with this so called sugar water sports drink and this GOOP that they are not serving you properly.
For those of us who began running 45 years ago and longer, we know that you do not need any of this commercialized nonsense. We began running in $2.00 a pair KEDS sneakers and did perfectly fine with it .... 45 years later, I am still at the starting line and blowing the doors off 20 year olds. Anyway, all summer, we would wait until the strongest heat and highest humidity, do an 8 ounce glass of ice water with a teaspoon of salt stirred in about an hour before the start of a heater run .... then a glass of ice cold milk about 15 minutes before the run ..... and go for a 10 miler in running shoes with over 2,000 miles on them (worn so flexible that you use all of your leg muscles because of the flex) in the blazing sun without drinking a drop of liquid. No headphones, no anything .... just you and the road. That's running ... the old fashioned way, and the old fashioned way. Ask these Africans who grew up without Gatorade ... they know what running is all about.
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