Last fall I wrote about the importance of recovery snacks. After writing that post, I definitely started paying more attention to how I refuel after tough workouts and long runs. I always try to adhere to the 4:1 carbs to protein ratio, and I love products that are ready-made and make the calculation a lot easier!
A couple of months ago, I started experimenting with GU Recovery Brew after speed workouts and long runs. I like the fact that the Recovery Brew comes either in a canister or in single serve packets (I prefer these for stashing in my running bag).
Within 30 minutes after completing a tough run (ideally within 15 minutes), I refill my water bottle half way and then add the Recovery Brew packet. I shake it up to mix it well and then fill it up the rest of the way with water.
I cannot believe what a difference it has made in my recovery. I definitely don’t feel as sore the next day and I am not as ravenous when I get home from my run, since Recovery Brew packs 240 calories and 8 grams of protein. I also like that the mix contains arginine and glutamine (they help mediate the physiological effects of intense exercise).
GU Recovery Brew comes in three flavors: Strawberry Watermelon, Orange Pineapple and my favorite—Chocolate Smoothie. Since I would love to share the GU Recovery Brew love, I am going to give 4 packets to the first 6 people to leave me a comment on this post (packets will be Chocolate Smoothie).
There is also some exciting ZOOMA news! The ZOOMA race series is announcing a new race location via video on Thursday. Head over HERE and enter your guess for the new location and you could win a very cool SWAG bag! If you haven’t already registered for the ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon and 10K, don’t forget to use the code and link to the right (towards the top) of this post!
I am sponsored by GU Energy Labs.