Maple Syrup Hack to Replace Energy Gel


#21

I imagine the bitterness of the coffee would balance it out


#22

Yep. It does.


#23

The reason Canadian maple Syrup is the best? The sugar huddles together in the trees when it gets cold:


#24

That just looks miserable.


#25

What our trees do to make us that wonderful syrup! Tried VMS and a 1/2 nun tab in my bottle today on the Zentury. Love it! Little sweet, little salt, no notable stomach problems or spike like feelings . Did get the full 100k done.

More experiments to come.

ps. What is our next lab?


#26

Hey Dean,
There was a link at the top of this week’s workout description.


#27

https://www.endurancelab.fit/product/pre-season-lab/


#28

It was! But at least it was pretty. The next day we woke up to -40C.


#29

Ok, so Cacao, maple, banana.
For indoor training, eat half a banana every 30 mins, with some maple syrup mixed with cacao in a bowl per mixed (as indoors we can use the shelf)
And take a tablespoonful every 15 minutes on top of the half banana every 30?


#30

I guess. I just eat the whole gel every 40-60 minutes, depending on intensity and duration.


#31

I priced a homemade gel compared to a commercial gel (Untapped: Pure Maple Syrup gel). The commercial gel has 2T maple syrup. For an ‘equivalent’ comparison, I compared 1 homemade gel to 2 commercial gels.

If you see any errors or know of better prices for ingredients, let me know and I can update.

The commercial gels with equivalent maple syrup are considerably more expensive. The homemade gel has additional healthy ingredients such as 1/2 banana.

!


#32

Or- you can do Rasputista in upstate Vermont in April. They even had out ice shot glasses filled with Vermont maple syrup.

You ride by a dozen sugar shacks during the race too. If you get too cold, they also give out fireball and Jager shots at the rest stops.

We have a handful of people in my area making their own maple syrup. I also have a few friends with bee hives who make their own honey.

Nothing artificial in them. Yum!