Just curious–and I know I’m dating myself here–anyone remember “New Zoo Review?” Can’t quit thinking of it as I write a review on GU. Anyhow–the nice folks at Outside PR have hooked me up with all kinds of great products to try, review, and give away. My first round of reviews and giveaways is several products made by GU.
I’m pretty sure GU was the original maker of energy gels, but I could be wrong. Over the years I’ve tried many of these products, but I have always gone back to GU; I’m a vanilla bean fan. So when Outside sent me the different flavors and varieties to try, I had to break out of my norm. Let’s start with the gels–I’ve tried a bunch of different flavors, some I liked, such as the new Roctane blueberry pomegranate, and some I didn’t, like the Roctane vanilla orange. Regardless of my personal flavor preferences, though, GU works. I use it about every six miles whenever I am running over 10 miles.
Another product I tried was GU Chomps. These are little gummy squares full of stuff like sodium and potassium, amino acids, and vitamins E and C. I’ve tried these before on long runs and found I preferred gels. I’d have to say I feel the same way after try number two–for me, carrying chomps is a bit burdensome compared to a gel, and I really don’t like having to chew anything in the midst of a run. Personal preference is all.
I also tried the GU Brew electrolyte drink and recovery drink. I liked both. The electrolyte drink is perfect during a workout and I found it was easy to digest. I tried the recovery drink in orange pineapple post-race last weekend. I liked the taste and my legs have felt pretty good this week after their trashing on Saturday, so a thumbs up.
For you, my followers, I have a great GU goody bag to give away. I’ve got one packet each of the electrolyte and recovery drink, four packs of GU chomps, and six packs of GU gel. Here’s the deal to enter:
- Be a follower or become one and let me know
- Go to GU’s site, take a look at their products, and tell me if there are any products you haven’t tried
- Extra entries if you post this on your site
I’ll select a winner on 7/1 (can it really be almost July?) Good luck!