The pouch to the far left is the product I am reviewing; I think we all know if and what Gatorade (or G2) does and does not do and/or how it relates to our personal situations (whether it works or not)
I decided to try this product since I read a lot of blogs out there and a few runner peeps have had good success with these, so when I was at the grocer a few weeks back, I spotted them and decided to give them a whirl. I bought 2. One was orange and one was Berry.
2 Saturdays ago, was my cut back long run, and I had 8 miles on the schedule. I drank the Prime just before heading out, and while yes it was only 8 miles, I still felt a bit of 'kick' in my step. However if you know me, I never judge a product by one use (usually 3) since it could have just been a fluke.
Last Saturday, I ran 4 miles before the group start, so after those 4 miles, I grabbed the pouch from the car and drank it. My friend Robin was like "wow thats a HUGE Gu!" LOL. I explained to her what it was.
Now we all know that my overall run was NOT good last Saturday, however, those first 6 miles after the start, were indeed good. I started out with the 4 hour group or maybe somewhere between 4 and 4:15ish...and I had I not made other mistakes DURING the run, things might not have turned out the way they did (see S-Caps review)
Bottom line is I like them. I think they work. A couple of my friends are now using them before their morning runs and feel that they feel they get the calories they need to complete the workout without having to put anything heavy into their belly so early in the morning and also one says that 'it doesnt make my stomach have issues'. I prefer the Orange over the Berry. There is Fruit Punch, but I am not a Fruit Punch kinda girl.
While at the grocer this past weekend? I bought 4. :o)
Side note: I havent used these for any other workouts other than Saturday mornings. I run in the evenings so I am sufficiently hydrated and have nutrition in me from throughout the day. To take in these extra calories when I didnt need them, I think is unnecessary. I run with G2 in the evenings. And I wont be trying the Recover since I firmly believe my chocolate milk is the perfect after workout recovery system!
After tomorrow I will report back.
Gardenburger Veggie Patties
Sun Dried Tomato Basil
Hmmm...Now while I do indeed like these, I dont like them particularly in milk. I like them with some yogurt mixed in, and I even liked them to pop a few in my mouth when I was craving something sweet. I bought this box sometime back though and the box isnt empty. I am pretty sure I should throw it out.
A friend of mine loves loves loves the Peanut Butter ones, so maaaaaaaaaybe I will give those a shot to see if I like them better.
Call me crazy but these just werent going to take me away from my Cheerios.