Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Fuel Your Better: Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer Review

As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I was able to participate in Vega Sport's Fuel Your Better campaign and got to sample Vega Sport's Pre-Workout Energizer. I drink their protein shakes daily so I had high hopes for the Energizer and was curious if drinking something like this would make a difference in my runs.
I've been running long enough to know that I don't hit my stride and get comfortable in my run until mile three or so. This would be my gauge for how well the Energizer worked or if it impacted my workout at all. First, though, I had to actually drink the Energizer. I was sent the Lemon Lime flavor and, while it smelled good, I was not prepared for how it would taste. It wasn't the most horrible thing I've tasted, but it wasn't the greatest either. It's hard to describe how it tasted exactly, but it tasted really healthy and reminded me of the Isagenix cleanse liquid. I drank it as quickly as possible, hung out for 20-minutes, and then went on my run. That run ended up being a great run and I hit my stride quickly after the first mile and ended up running at my target pace. 
The second time I tried the Energizer, I did something different and that made a world of difference in the taste. When I first tried it, I simply put it in a cup with water and ice and stirred. The second time I put it in my Blender Bottle with water and ice and shook the crap out of it. The Energizer was cold and went down smooth. I still had to drink it in shot-like fashion, but I didn't think I was going to be unable to actually finish the 8-ounces like the first time around.

Over the course of two weeks I alternated which runs I drank the Energizer with and the Energizer runs were consistently the ones I felt really strong and hit my target pace. The runs without the Energizer were the ones I felt sluggish on and had trouble keeping a consistent and easy training pace.

Overall, I really enjoyed the box of Pre-Workout Energizer I was sent and was sad when I drank my last packet. The good thing about being able to sample this as part of the Fuel Your Better campaign is that now I have something else to add to my list of "Must-Have Fuel" as I train for all my races and, especially, the Chicago Marathon. Vega Sport and their products have changed the way I think about fueling in general so I recommend everyone to look into them to learn more about proper fueling.

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Note: the Pre-Workout Energizer was given to me as part of the Fuel Your Better campaign but the opinions in this post are all my own. 

1 comment:

Alexandria said...

Woo hoo! Did someone finally reach their goal of running shirtless? You look great :)