So I'm looking into Hammer's Perpetuem and just ordered the Strawberry-Vanilla from Amazon.
According to their description, this is the product you want for long, slow endurance runs. Anything 3+ hours. I'm pretty much bonking or getting an upset stomach on anything over 30 miles, and since I'm not Rob Krar, that is definitely over three hours.
Here's what Hammer says:
What's in Perpetuem?Carbohydrates - As with all Hammer Nutrition fuels, no simple sugars are added to the carbohydrate profile. Perpetuem contains a specific maltodextrin, which provides nearly 87% of its caloric composition in long chain carbohydrates. Protein - A new calcium-enhanced soy protein isolate known as "XT" makes up nearly 10% of the caloric profile of Perpetuem, the same percentage as is cannibalized during long slow endurance workouts. This particular soy protein contains a very high amount of intact, cardiovascular-enhancing isoflavones. Fat - A de-oiled "super lecithin" (extracted from the soybean) is ideal for consistently and reliably fueling the body and maximizing energy production from stored fatty acids. Sweetener - Made from Energy Smart, the same healthy sweetener in Hammer Gel. One container has 16 servings of Perpetuem. It's ideal for workouts and races over 3 hours. Perpetuem comes in three flavors -- Cafe Latte, Orange Vanilla, Strawberry Vanilla, and Unflavored.
I'll follow up with a taste and effectiveness report, although it may be a few weeks before I run 3+ hours again. Because summer.
What keeps you trucking after three hours of running?
Do only insane people run that long in 1bazillion% humidity?