2 weeks ago was a flop..kinda just did Zumba and Kinect fitness games.
Last week was more productive I feel:
Monday: Arms and shoulders work out with a Self magazine pull out.
Thursday: 5x400 Interval run that ended up being 3 miles total with a warm up and cool down
Saturday: 6 miles with friend Heather.
I need to do more on those rest days...maybe light walking, a kinect work out or something!
Onto the review: Gu gels and Power Bar energy gel blasts
First off, Gu gels. Heather and I tried out several before the Women's half this past September. We tried them on our last long run of 11 miles. We each had a different flavor and shared them. She had the chocolate outrage and I had vanilla bean.
The chocolate was much better than the Vanilla, in my opinion. The Chocolate Outrage tasted like chocolate syrup. The vanilla had a weird consistency. When taking these, I had to have a swig of water immediately. The Women's Half were providing gu at the 8 mile marker. On their site, they listed the Gu flavors they were going to be passing out and I was excited that the Chocolate Outrage was going to be handed out. Unfortunately, they were wrong and I took the vanilla anyways. I didn't even finish it because my hand held water bottle was empty and there wasn't a water stop close by. I will be trying some different flavors this time around but will probably be taking my own Gu gel in my iftiness belt for future half marathons that I do to make sure I have a flavor I like.
I've also tried Power bar Energy Gel Chews.