My-my-my-my music hits me so hard, makes me say...
No wait, not that Hammer. :)
Since I started running longer distances, I have played with different types of fuels. After some research and experimentation, I have become a HUGE fan of Hammer Nutrition products. I always use Hammer gels (Apple Cinnamon and Montana Huckleberry are my favorites!) and Hammer HEED (High Energy Electrolyte Drink) to fuel on long runs and in races. For me I found it works super well to take a Hammer gel once before a race, and then every four miles in my marathons, while sipping on HEED in my hand-held bottle and supplementing with water from occasional aid stations. I haven't bonked yet following that formula (knock on wood!) Hammer products have not bothered my uber-sensitive stomach (and lots of other brands have).
With my success with Hammer products, I was super excited to find THESE new products when I was browsing online the other day.
Check out Hammer Nutrition's new Endurolytes Fizz! I ordered a tube of each flavor (mango, grapefruit and lemon lime), and these are GREAT. The tubes come with 13 tablets, and one tablet is enough for my big 24 ounce water bottle. I love the flavors (especially mango) and I love having a very low calorie something to drink during the day. It definitely makes it easier for me to drink more water when it tastes so good. I love that there are no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners give me headaches and I definitely don't need that.
Since this drink is very very low calories (practically none) I will continue to use the HEED for my long runs and races for fuel along with my Hammer gels, but Endurolytes Fizz is definitely my new drink of choice for staying hydrated throughout the day, and before and after runs.
Unfortunately Hammer Nutrition doesn't do blog giveaways, but they DO have a cool referral program. If you go to Hammer Nutrition through this link (and are a new customer to their website) you will get 15% off your order total for going through my link (and it helps me earn credit towards free products, so it is a win-win).
There is no time limit to the link, so use it whenever. Someone asked me a little bit ago what types of gels I like, so here is your answer. I am a Hammer fan.
OK, hitting the road soon to go to Shriner's in Utah and get Noah some new wheels. More soon (including a real giveaway). :)