How was your weekend? I hope you got your miles in if you are training for a Spring race!
I'm right in the middle of my 16 week training cycle for my next marathon. After this race, I think I'll retire from the full marathon for a while and stick with half marathons and working on my 5k time. But that is a totally different blog for another day. Today, I'm going to tell you all about a new product I got to try, MESTRENGTH.
Disclaimer: I received a box of MESTRENGTH thanks to Bibrave's BibRavePro ambassadorship. You can learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro & check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews. As always, all opinions, typos, and silly pictures are my own.
What is it?
You can use this as a pre-workout as well. I've been using it post-long-run and the biggest thing I've noticed is that I don't get a headache like I normally do if I am just drinking water.
Important info to note:
- Zero Sugar
- Zero Carbs
- Zero Calories
I don't know if I have fellow insulin resistant, PCOS, or maybe even diabetic runners that read this blog, but I always get excited to try a new product when I find out it is not packed with sugar. So for that, this product gets an extra Ginger brownie point* from me.
Plus! I'm pretty sure drinking your recovery drink out of an adult sippy cup gives you +5 cool points on the internets!
It is pretty handy that they come in individual serving packets and you just mix it in a water bottle and go.
*Ginger Brownie Points cannot be traded in for gingers or brownies. Sorry.
How does it taste?
It reminds me of lemonade I used to make as a kid. A little tangy and not too sweet.
I will say that some of the flavors are an acquired taste/a little tart (grape). I have a MAJOR sweet tooth so I tend to prefer my drinks to be on the sweeter side. So take that into consideration when I say these aren't on the sweet side. If you are a person who can't drink other sports drinks because they are to surgary or too sweet during a run, I highly recommend you give this a try. Or if you are trying to eat/train "clean" this might be a good alternative to other sports drinks out there. My tummy handled it perfectly fine as well. No issues there.
Also, I do all my long runs on Saturday and then sometime on Sunday it hits me that I can't drink enough water. When I drink this mix after my long run on Saturdays, I don't have that crazy parched feeling on Sunday.
You can shop on Amazon.com and use code: BIBRVE25 and save 25% off until 2/28/2015.
The price for a box of 10 is $14.99 +shipping. That works out to be about the same price as some sports drinks or less.
What do the other BibRavePros think about it?
Jess - http://fairweather-runner.com/2015/02/how-do-you-recover/
Tom - http://www.runsandplaces.com/2015/02/mestrength-updates-upgrades/ and http://www.runsandplaces.com/2014/09/mestrength-product-review-discount-code/
Angie - https://marathang.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/mestrength-product-review/
Amy - http://runningmarathonmom.blogspot.com/2015/02/mestrength-not-my-cup-of-tea.html