I’ve been testing out some new nutrition lately and have found the answer to my marathon nutrition conundrum.

My chew of choice has been the Power Bar Gel Blasts. Those tasty little suckers made me want to eat more during my long runs and races, which in turn helped me perform better. Here is the problem: they take me too long to chew. While this is fine for super slow long runs, I was worried that it would take too much oxygen/energy to chew these bad boys during the marathon. For B & A marathon I compromised, I ate 50% of the chews I loved and 50% of a brand I won’t mention. It worked, but the *other brand* was not tasty and I found myself just swallowing them essentially whole to get them down.

Since I’m not training for a marathon now, I’m just going to consider this the OFF season so I don’t think too much about all the fun races I will be missing out on this fall. During my off season, I’m doing what good athlete’s do – I’m researching and preparing for when it’s game time.

In step GU Chomps!! These little morsels pack 90 calories in only 4 chews and can easily be chewed FAST. This makes me happy. Not only that, they are tasty, so no need to swallow them half chewed. They also DON’T aggravate my too-sensitive-stomach. As a added bonus, to their list of benefits, they have the lowest amount of sugar per serving size compared to other chews on the market.

I love the slogan on the bag “All in all, a superior choice to propel you in your athletic pursuits” – I’d certainly have to agree!

My flavor of choice is Blueberry Pomegranate. What’s yours?

Enter below to win some tasty GU Chomps as well as various other GU Energy Gels!!
*You must be a follower of my blog to win. Winner will be chosen by random number generator. Contest ends at midnight on Friday August 6th. Winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

You must do one or both of the following: Leave a separate comment for each.

1. Become a fan of GU Energy Labs and Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal on facebook
2. Become a fan of GU EnergyLabs and Mile Posts on twitter

Extra entries for the following:
1. tweet this contest
2. link this contest on your blog
3. post this contest on your facebook page


  1. Meredith says:

    I found you and GU on facebook! Fans of both!

  2. superwoman_4002 says:

    I liked GU on facebook! I have never tried GU anything but have just gotten into serious running and would love to try them out before i buy it! 😀

  3. superwoman_4002 says:

    I am now following you and GU on twitter! :)

  4. I follow you and like both Mile Posts and GU on Facebook

  5. I posted this on my blog


    I am a facebook fan of you!


    I am a facebook fan of Gu Energy!


    You are linked on the sidebar of my blog!

  9. I am following you both on twitter!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    You are linked on my blog's sidebar.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Following you and GU on twitter, don't do facebook

  12. Canadian runner says:

    Following you on twitter

  13. Canadian runner says:

    Also following GU on twitter

  14. Canadian runner says:

    Posted about this on twitter

  15. Runners Fuel says:

    I'm a new fan on facebook for both

  16. Runners Fuel says:

    I'm a new follower here.

  17. Runners Fuel says:

    I'll link this tonight on my blog

  18. The Happy Runner says:

    I'm a follower!

  19. The Happy Runner says:

    And I'm a FB fan.

  20. Steve Weick says:

    new follower… nice site

  21. FB fan of you

  22. FB fan of Gu

  23. I linked this on my blog

  24. Courtney says:

    Did you have a hard time learning how to eat while running?

  25. Courtney says:

    Following GU and you on Facebook.

  26. Courtney says:

    Linked to your giveaway on my blog.

  27. I'm a follower and a fan of GU Energy Labs and Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal on facebook

  28. I'm a fan of GU EnergyLabs and Mile Posts on twitter

  29. I posted a link to this on my blog.

  30. I tweeted about this contest.

  31. I am fan of you and GU on Facebook! Would love to try a few chews.

  32. I'm a fan of you and Gu on facebook.

  33. I follow you and Gu on Twitter.

  34. And I linked on my blog.

  35. blonderunner says:

    Dorothy – I am a fan of both. Blueberry Pomegranate is my favorite flavor too! Love the roctane pineapple too!

  36. Following GU (already) and Mile Posts on Twitter!

  37. Tweeted Contest

  38. Fan of GU and Mile Posts on FB

  39. Linked to Blog

  40. Will post on FB tonight. Feels like I commented too many times? =) By the way I like orange since I can mix and match with other brands if need be.

  41. following GU and follow your blog, retweeting contests

  42. I am following your blog and am a fan of Gu Energy Labs on Facebook.

  43. I am following you on twitter & gu energy labs on twitter as well!

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