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I have recently taken up running as a something to do for fun and cardio workouts. I have also been occasionally running in 5k races. Some friends of mine recommended that I consume a GU gel, which consists of complex carbohydrates, sugar and caffeine, about 15 minutes before the race starts. They say the caffeine allows for efficient muscle performance during the race.
In my last race, I didn't have any GU gel with me. So, I drank 8 ounces of coca-cola (regular, not diet) about 15 minutes before the race started. My performance was good. But since I am a beginner and starting from a slow running base, I think it's expected that I am going to see improvement in my running time.
I admit that when I finished the race, I could sense the carbonation in the coca-cola. Not a great feeling, really.
So, what do you think?
By the way, how do you do those live links? I see you linked to that book. How did you do that?
felyciaa wrote:How many milligrammes of caffeine is in 5g of intsant coffee powder on average? Its indian instant coffee in powder (not granule) form, not that i would think it affects the caffeine content. 2 teaspoons is what I use to make coffee, so id like to know how much caffeine that makes out to be?
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