On my race calendar, I have two longer races planned—a ten miler in three weeks and a 10k at the end of September. The ten miler is a local race put on by my local hospital. It is a timed race, but is also small and friendly to beginners. The race is run along a rail trail. Many of my daughters former nurses will be there running, which is what got me interested in this race to begin with. My September race is a much larger race. It will be run on the streets of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. It is a Caribbean themed race—complete with Caribbean music and costumes. Sounds fun? Check it out! With these long races coming up, I have been trying out different electrolyte replenishment options.
On my run today, I experimented with GU Brew, an electrolyte replenishment tablet. Today was a long run day for me. I did a 10 K (6.2 miles) in just under 80 minutes. Not a PR, but I was happy with it. The GU Brew comes in a plastic cylinder and has twelve tablets in it. The tablets are about the size of a quarter. I unscrewed the lid off of a bottle of water, cracked the tablet in half, and put each half in the bottle. The mixture lasted me though my whole run, but I have to confess, I was not a fan of it.
I have tried a few other electrolyte drinks, Gatorade and PowerAde. I am not really fans of these either. I feel like the taste of both is over powering and not refreshing while to drink while I run. I chose the GU Brew because they say the taste is light. I will agree that the taste was light, but still not refreshing to drink while I run. I guess I am a water only girl.
That leads me to a question for you—are there any electrolyte drinks you recommend that I have not tried yet? I have been trying some other non-drink electrolyte options, and will be doing some reviews (and giveaways!) of them soon. Or am I destined to be a water drinking only runner?
So—for the Luna Bar giveaway! The winner is runningonwords! Please e-mail me your name and address so I can forward it to Luna. Congratulations! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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