So most of you know I've been battling stomach problems and trying to train for a half marathon. I've been eating the Gu's and just suffering the rest of the day with GI distress (you all know what I mean). Well I decided, I really don't want to feel crappy after my long runs, my legs understandable, my stomach.... unacceptable. So I took some advice from an Ultra Marathoner and am going to try out Hammer products. They advertise that it WILL NOT cause GI distress.
So I decided I wanted to call and talk to someone. I got a hold of them at 1100EST as they are on Mountain time and chatted with a very wonderful woman. She explained the products to me and I went with the ones that were recommended by another runner. I wanted to try out the small sizes before I purchased in bulk so I ordered 8 gels, 2 vegan recovery bars and 4 HEEDs.
This is what showed up on my door. I opened the very larage box and was completely amazaed at all the extras they had sent me to try. I am in love with the "Little Red Book". I have my long run scheduled for Thursday and am going to try the gels. The HEED is for my REALLY long runs (2+ hours) and the gels are for my short runs (1-2 hour runs). I am excited to try them and will definitely let everyone know. So far I am VERY impressed with this company, and NO I was not given any product to review for free.
On another note, I took my babies (twin 3 year old sons) to preschool for their first day of school I thought it would be harder than it was but my runner buddy (her son is in their class) was there and we went for a quick 5 and then got smoothies and chatted the rest of the time. I did much better this go round than I did with my daughter in kindergarten!!
Anyone tried Hammer? I'm always trying to get my hydration and nutrition right, any recommendations?