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Tailwind Nutrition Final Update

Tailwind Nutrition I used the Tailwind Nutrition for several long day hikes, and a couple of overnight hikes. I only used it on one long ElliptiGo ride, I kept busting spokes on what seemed like every other ride and finally sold it. So while not an ultra runner or athlete by any stretch of the imagination, my goal was to find out how well it helped me maintain my energy and if it would keep me from having cramps afterwards. I am pleased to say it did a very good job for both. To read my final thoughts please click here.

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33Shake Energy Gels and Shakes


33Shake Pre/Post Workout Shakes – Photo Courtesy of the 33Shake website

I have been running marathons and ultra-marathons since 1998 and I have refined my nutrition so that I understand what works for me.  This is a blessing and a curse because there are so many new products that launch each year to help runners achieve their best.  33Shake is one such company.  They make Chia Energy Gels and Pre/Post workout shakes.  I will be reviewing both of their products.  Read on for my initial thoughts.

Final Update: GU Roctane Gel, GU Energy Gel, GU Chomps, and GU Brew

GU Products I am pleased with the GU products I have tried in this sampler pack. I have used these products while mountain biking during short rides of 9-10 miles and on longer endurance rides lasting 30 miles. I also used these products while road biking over 20 miles. In February I finished the Palm Springs Century (100 miles) with my best century ride time using these products and in early March I completed the Solvang Century (100 miles). The products have been used over a total of 16 rides.

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By Jenn K.

GU for You

GU for You

Peppermint Stick GU Energy Gel

I recently received GU Energy Gels for review purposes.  Included were Peanut Butter, Peppermint Stick and Roctane Tropical Nectars. Peppermint Stick is only available seasonally, and the Peanut Butter is a new flavor.  I’ll start this review with the Peanut Butter and Peppermint Stick.  To read the review, click HERE.