Ok, i'll admit it, sometimes I go out for a run or do a cft and to be honest I feel a bit old. Not because I consider myself to be unfit or because I like to get ratted and drink the mother in law under the table, but just down to the fact that I'm getting a bit past my sell by date. Anyway, enough about that, lets talk about me. Im not going to see my 30's again, am an average height and build. I run 3 times a week and go to the gym at least twice. Im no superman ( mainly due to the fact he's dead ) but I have in the past done a marathon. These days when I go on courses the majority of bods seem to be nearly half my age, I need to keep up with them, I have to be a leader - due to my rank, and also need to keep up with them to save face. I refuse to be Mr Bumble bringing up the rear with the fat wheezy kids. (So to speak ) In the past I've trained using sports drinks, sports gels and the like, which mostly seem to contain carbohydrates. However these days I've seen a lot more products on the market containing Caffeine, and of course more and more Creatine and the like. Now I now Creatine is meant to be "ok" because its a naturally occuring substance in the body and apparently an effective lactic acid blocker but what about caffeine .......How does that compare against sports drinks, creatine etc etc.