This came across my desk this week form Matt the Founder of The Feed
I agree wtih what he says here.... My .02, if you have a product /nutrion plan that is working and those produts are not caffienated, I'd suggest Caffeine Pills. I have used these , careful when you buy pills as many are 200mg and that is too much per hour. For an Ironman I generally preload with coffee in the AM, take 100mg at hour 2 and 4 on the bike and then every hour on the run, or I switch to coke for the 2nd 1/2 of an Ironman. For a 70.3, I preload with coffee, take 1 pill at 90 min on the bike and then 1 at 45 min on then run, then use Coke.
Another option are Salt Stick with Caffeine which takes care of sodium ++ and caffeine.
Whatever you do, as with any nutritiion, test it out many times in training BEFORE race day.
If you have questions about caffeine/nutrition/hydration, please reach out - as I am happy to help in any way! email@example.com
Below is from The Feed, authored by Matt, the Founder
The most used performance-boosting drug in sports is caffeine, but most don't know how to use it properly to boost athletic performance. With this week's launch of Maurten's Caffeinated Gel, we have been getting lots of questions about how to use caffeine properly.