Hello you lovely lot! Sorry it’s been a little quiet over hear as of late, I had a nasty chest infection which put me out of action training wise AND I have also started a new job which involves shift work so I have been a little all over the place! Such is life! All good in the hood though and I will hopefully be getting back to normal (whatever that is) soon!
Right, to get to the main point of this post! The folks over at MyProtein were kind enough to get in touch and ask me if there was any particular products I would like to try out… errrm… YES PLEASE! After much deliberation I decided on these ENER:GELS. I have really struggled to find a gel I love, with most being too thick, sweet and gloopy for my liking. I have also been yet to find a gel that does for me, what simple dates with peanut butter do (they were a LIFESAVER at Tough Mudder! Although maybe I was just really, really in need!
Fucking hills! Ha!). That being said, of course I was willing to give them a shot! ;)
First up, these gels aren’t small (whopping 70g sachets) so it might be an issue with storage, if you need a lot of them. However, I LOVE this for the added hydration and also for the fact that they are super easy to swallow, more like a sports drink than a gel. I cannot cope with those thick, overly sweet efforts! Yakk!
As well as containing those much needed carbohydrates, they’re also full of electrolytes AND B vitamins! I have waxed on in the past about how much I love B vitamins and rate them for giving me an instant mood and energy lift (my chlorella and spirulina tablets are a daily necessity)! So, do I love the idea of having that wonderful lift 2 thirds of the way into a mammoth ride or run? Hell yeah!! Where do I sign?!
I have tested these gels out on three different occasions, all three times on the bike (I’m yet to do a run long enough to need them, post foot injury) and I really like them, they definitely do the job! I completed a 3 hour trainer ride a couple of days ago and with solid consistent pedalling (and nothing to take my mind off the tedium), I was surprised to note that I didn’t feel a drop off in energy, like I usually do. What I tend to do is alternate gels + water with energy drink, more for a bit of a change taste wise than anything and I’m still messing with nutrition to get it just right for me. The only niggle that I have with these gels are that the flavour is a tad strong for my taste, but then I’m not a fan of any gel or drink that is overly concentrated. (Luke has tried both the Blackcurrant and the Tropical and he really liked the taste so it’s probably just me being fussy!) Seriously, if water contained CHO I would be one happy little triathlete (in training)!
A MAJOR selling point for me, is the price. At £17.99 for 24 gels, that works out at a measly 74p per gel! I have previously paid double that amount for other gels with almost identical stats (MINUS the all important B vitamins) and when you’re shoving them down your neck at a fair rate of knots, price is probably something you’re keenly aware of!
SO the bit you’ve all been waiting for, I am willing to share my spoils! One lucky reader will win a bunch of these gels (in both blackcurrant and tropical)! To be in with a chance of winning, do the following;
1 // Follow me on facebook here
2 // Follow My Protein on facebook here
3 // Follow me on Instagram here
You get a separate entry for each follow, but make sure you leave me a separate comment for each one so that you get entered into the draw fairly!
Winner will be announced Monday 4th August!
Lots of love