I’m not someone with a sweet tooth and so don’t fancy the idea of gels. My friend recommends tailwind and the unflavoured one may be perfect for me. I’m about to order the trial pack which I assumed was going to be a simple case of order and get one of everything, but alas no!
So who better to ask the questions that I need to answer than you lovely people?
Do I go for caffeine or non caffeine? I used to be a bit of a caffeine junkie but nowadays it’s unusual for me to have more than 2 cups of tea a day, and the odd post run cappuccino. I’ve read about caffeine and running and that abstinence for a few days makes the effect of caffeine on race day bigger. Is there a real difference for someone who isn’t caffeine free the rest of the time? Will I need to do the abstinence thing in training too? Does the caffeine thing make much difference at all? My friend is a decaf guy so he doesn’t have any input here.
Also, has anyone tried the recovery ones? I have the option of either caffeine or decaf with or without these extras. Are they as good as other recovery drinks? Do they make a difference at all? Are they worth the £2+ a go that they work out at, or would I be better off just getting some chocolate milk?
Many thanks for any guidance, I’m excited to try tailwind, but I need to choose the right pack for me.