Running, Race and Giveaway

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Saturday – Day Before Race


Did an easy 4 miles.

Then Alex and I watched Youth Revolt


Pretty good movie, but I wouldn’t watch it again. Just one of those one time views was pretty good but not worth buying.

Sunday – 4th of July – Race Day


Big River Running Company has a mile downhill race called the Macklind Mile.


Race Outfit:


Gatorade sent me the G-Series earlier in June and I wanted to save it for Race Day.



So before my warmup I had the Prime Pre-Game Fuel.


Alex and I agreed it kind of tasted like Liquid Orange Jello. Wasn’t awful but drinking from the pouch was kind of odd.





Wished I would’ve turned my laps onto 1/4’s and not miles. Then I could’ve got my 1/4 splits.


Here’s my timing chart from my Garmin.

After the race I recovered with the Perform since I still had more to run.


Of course it was good because it’s the regular gatorade 🙂

Cooldown/Training Run After:


When I got back I had the Recover Drink


Absolutely awful. I took two sips and the only way I can describe it is “taste’s like cough syrup” Alex also couldn’t even drink it and he even diluted it with some water to take out the strength of it. Still not good.

So overall impression: Wasn’t impressed and won’t be purchasing the series.

However, that was just mine and Alex’s opinion and everyone has different taste buds, so I’m giving YOU a chance for some Gatorade products that were also sent with the series!!

You can win:

One Gatorade TShirt – Size Large
One Gatorade USB stick – 512mb

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How To Enter:

Mandatory Entry – Tell me what is your favorite recovery food/drink. Whether it’s after a workout or just a long day.

Add a comment for each additional entry.
Extra Entries – Become a Follower +1
Link Back to Giveaway (twitter, facebook, on your blog etc) +2
What’s your favorite gatorade flavor? + 1

There you go, 5 chances to enter!

Contest ends Sunday the 11th and winner will be chosen on Monday!

Good luck!!

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  1. Ashlei | 5th Jul 10

    I wish the shirt was a smaller size! Large is huge…anyway…favorite post-workout drink = coconut water! 🙂 Food is oatmeal or pancakes!!

    Hope you had a good 4th!

  2. jqlee | 5th Jul 10

    my fav post workout is whey protein and a banana blended shake. it's good for the muscles and tastes sooo good, like a chocolate banana smoothie!

  3. jqlee | 5th Jul 10

    my fav gatorade flavor has always been the red one. i dont even know what it is, i just loe it!

  4. Emily | 5th Jul 10

    I kinda like cereal with a banana after a run. Its no clif bar, but it definitely has carbs, and milk counts as protein so it seems worthwhile to me.

    Wow, nice race! You're almost sub-6:00, that's crazy good 😉

  5. Emily | 5th Jul 10

    My favorite Gatorade is grape!

  6. marathonmaiden | 5th Jul 10

    i follow you 🙂

  7. marathonmaiden | 5th Jul 10

    i tweeted 🙂

  8. marathonmaiden | 5th Jul 10

    and my favorite gatorade flavor is…fruit punch!

    and GREAT RACE! you are awesome 🙂

  9. | 5th Jul 10

    what a great race! you are so fit…….right now i am loving heed electrolyte drink mix….thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Lindsay | 6th Jul 10

    I wondered how that Gatorade was. I like a shake post work out.

  11. Bri | 6th Jul 10

    My fav recovery drink is a yummy Green Monster Smoothie!! Yum yum!!!

  12. Bri | 6th Jul 10

    I also follow your post!! regularly ! haha

  13. Bri | 6th Jul 10

    Finally, my fav gatorade flavor is one that is really hard for me to find!! ugh!! It's called Cascade Crash!! Its super good and a pretty dark blue !

  14. Lynzy | 6th Jul 10

    So before I enter your giveaway let me just tell you it is my first time on your site and I LOVE IT! My blog is mostly about fashion but I also have exercise mixed in because I couldn't live without it and I am currently training for a half marathon!

    My favorite recovery drink is… GATORADE!

    xo Lynzy

    Come enter my giveaway!

  15. Lynzy | 6th Jul 10

    I am now a new follower MOST DEFINITELY!

  16. Lynzy | 6th Jul 10

    My favorite Gatorade flavor IS Fruit Punch..YUM!

  17. Matt | 6th Jul 10

    Lol I don't want to enter. I hate gatorade!

    Great race by the way 😉

  18. runnerforever | 6th Jul 10

    I love the Fruit Punch flavor, absolute favorite for sure!

  19. runnerforever | 6th Jul 10

    My favorite way to recover is with chocolate milk or soymilk!

  20. runnerforever | 6th Jul 10

    Yay for running the race. Oh and even though you didn't like the recovery drink, I bet it was still good for your body!

  21. Larissa | 6th Jul 10

    i just read your post over at kitchen of a runner. i also have compartment syndrome! i dont know anyone else who has it, but long story short since i was not a competitive runner i did not have the surgery. I was told i would have big scars up and down my legs etc and if i wasnt competitive it wasnt worth it.. it was hard to give it up, but i managed. i was just curious about it and stuff. thanks for sharing your experience 🙂

  22. Andrea | 6th Jul 10

    I like green smoothies as recovery! With protein powder

  23. Andrea | 6th Jul 10

    My favourite gatorade flavour (wow two Canadian spelt words in one sentence!) is strawberry kiwi.

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