i'm a little bit at the end of my wits. i'm frustrated. i'm losing patience. and it's all because i am having the hardest time finding a nutrient solution for running that meets my dietary and fuel needs.
this shouldn't be so hard.
but it is.
i've complained about this before, but trying to find something that is gluten free, soy free and dairy free is really tough. now try and find something that meets all those criteria but also has the 4:1 or 3:1 carb to protein ratio needed for endurance training (among other things).
may the force be with you on that one.
accelerade? nope. now made with soy protein.
gu brew roctane? (this is what i liked for my past two 5ks) nope. no protein.
hammer heed? nope. no protein.
hammer perpeptuem? nope. made with soy protein.
mixing my own? nope. not a good, sustainable solution, says trainer.
gels and chews? nope. anything in a somewhat solid form does not always agree with my stomach.
chia seeds and something electrolyte based? nope. chia seeds = too much fat and fiber = terrible for digestion and absorption, says trainer.
the only little bit of hope i have left is either hammer recoverite, endurox or gu recovery brew. i tried the hammer recoverite this week and it tastes terrible. plus i think it screwed with my stomach a bit after the running was done. now my last hope is endurox or gu recovery brew. both have soy lechtin in them which could go either way for me (and endurox is the only one with my trainer's seal of approval).
did i mention that trying all these things is expensive, too? oy. maybe i should just figure out how to manufacture my own for us poor dietary stressed runners/athletes.
what nutrient solutions/running fuel are you using out there? i'll take any recommendation - maybe you've got something i haven't heard of or tried yet!!