Funny -- I've always generally ignored this advice, consistent with my generally reckless nature. I tried Sustained Energy the first time @ the Tour of Two Forests in.... err... 2000 and did my best double ever.
But it is good advice, anyway. Especially the part about "read the directions". Mixing stuff at the wrong consistency is generally what causes the most trouble. For example, gel diluted 1:1 with H₂O without additional liquid is a precision prescription for stomach cramps, as I experienced in a recent Coastal Trail Runs event @ Huddart Park. (There's a Pacific Coast Trail Run there next weekend where I get to make up for my error). Same for washing down that gel with a glucose or sucrose or fructose solution. Bad idea.
Hammer has an enormous quantity of information available on their web pages. None of it, BTW, supporting these practices.
----- Original Message ----
> From: Bob Corman <bobcorman@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sun, January 31, 2010 5:49:56 PM
> Subject: [lkhc] Re:Hammering down Perpetuem
> My advice to anyone who has not used anything Dan is supplying at the
> MegaMonster is to NOT try it for the first time in an event that
> matters to you. No matter how good the product, if it doesn't agree
> with you or you use it incorrectly (as someone mentioned, everyone is
> different), the outcome will not be pretty. Haven't used it before?
> Don't use it on the 13th.