Liza Howard

Liza Howard

Liza Howard is a national champion runner with multiple records in distances ranging from marathons to 100 mile trail races.

February 2012
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Heat tested GUs


This is what comes of doing four loads of laundry at a time.

Happily those little GU packets are pretty sturdy.  The question is:  Should I still eat them?  I’m know I’m not going to find the answer on the FAQs section of GU’s website.  And I don’t quite feel up to a “Hi, this is going to be a strange question, but…” conversation with the GU people.

I think I’ll eat them as long as they’re still GU colored.  That should be a good indicator, right?  Time to get a clothesline.

I’m working out at the Nueces 50 this weekend.  Come and say hi to me!  (I have a nice gel for you.)  ;)


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  • yf
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    yf yf

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    I done that before and think taste actually better than “pre-heated”.

  • Lauren B
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    Lauren B Lauren B

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    I think I’ve eaten Gus that have been laundered several times.  After sitting in my shorts pocket during a three hour summer run.  You’ll be fine. :)

  • Tlbspitzer
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    Tlbspitzer Tlbspitzer

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    been there. I’m not sure I used them afterwards, but it’s quite possible. I’m sure it’s fine…

  • SteveQ
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    SteveQ SteveQ

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    This is sort of my wheelhouse. If they have vitamins in them, the vitamins may degrade a bit. The maltodextrin may get partially degraded to maltose and glucose. The difference is negligible.

    • Lizajanep
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      Lizajanep Lizajanep

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      Awesome! Thank you for that.