Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for Honey Stinger and their products.
Now, even though I am an ambassador for Honey Stinger, the HS Hive, I do actually enjoy their products and feel that they work best for me. That’s the biggest key right there. It isn’t as if I haven’t tried multiple options that exist in the refueling industry and it took some disappointing experiences to land on the one company who made products that agreed with me and my body.
I love Honey Stinger’s gummy gels. Just like a fruit snack and they don’t have some weird aftertaste. Great for a sugar boost and Vitamin C. I know a lot of folks prefer other brands, Gatorade gels come to mind, but my experience with those in particular have never been good, especially in the middle of a race. Upset stomach. Substance all over my hands making them sticky and nasty on a hot day. Not so good aftertaste hanging around while you run which is also unpleasant. And Honey Stinger doesn’t just provide gummies for a carb boost for those long runs.
These organic waffles are really good. A little dry if it’s an extremely hot day and you don’t want dry mouth but water helps solve that issue. And delicious flavors too! The one pictured here, vanilla, was OK, in my opinion, but the real treat is in their honey waffle and ginger waffles. Damn good and, just like the gummies, they give you some serious boost and uplift when you might be dragging in the latter stages of that long run.
There are a lot of options out there and you deserve to sample all of them. Like I said, what works for one may not work for another. But I must suggest giving the Honey Stinger products a shot. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
And, just out of curiosity, what is it that you use in your long runs? Please comment with your choice; I love to see and hear all the options out there!
Happy (long) running!!