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Gatorade isn’t just “Gatorade” anymore. They’ve really stepped up their game with the Gatorade Endurance (“G Endurance”) line. Electrolyte powders, gels, chews – they have it all.
One thing that is unique with the G Endurance gels is that they offer multiple kinds of carbohydrates – better fueling for quick energy when you need it. I was really intrigued by this. So, although I’m not a “gel” fan in general, I wanted to give the gels a shot. Another draw to the G Endurance line is that many (BIG) races offer Gatorade during their races and, ultimately, if that’s what I’ll be using I need to test it (and hopefully like it!)
So, I have been testing the G Endurance Mango Energy Gels as well as the Watermelon Endurance Thirst Quencher Powder for the past month-ish during my training. Just to get an idea, my weeks generally consist of 45-50 running miles as well as some cross training with long runs being anywhere from 10-14 miles.
Now, let’s dig in to the products themselves. I’ve broken it down into facts followed by my thoughts:
WHY?It’s a simple fact of training. The longer and harder you go, the more carbs your body needs. Endurance Energy Gel has 20g of carbs per serving to help endurance athletes continue to perform at a high level.CARBS – 20gYou can’t go farther unless you feed the machine. Simply put, you need a steady supply of calories. Endurance Energy Gel has 80 calories per packet to help keep your muscles churning mile after mile after mile.CALORIES – 80Endurance Energy Gel provides carbohydrate energy that’s easy to take down and has a smooth mouth feel. Like the entire Gatorade Endurance line, Energy Gel is made for meeting the unique fueling needs of endurance athletes.
WHY?Formulated for farther. When you’re going the extra mile, your body requires more from its fuel to keep running. Endurance Formula is made for longer, more intense work outs with twice the sodium and three times the potassium of Gatorade Thirst Quencher.ELECTROLYTES – Sodium 300mg / Potassium 140mgFarther takes more. More determination. More early mornings. And more nutrients. Gatorade Endurance Formula has nearly twice the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Endurance Formula can help you stay fueled and hydrated from Mile 1 to Mile 40 and beyond.
CARBS – 22gFormulated for farther. When you’re going the extra mile, your body requires more from its fuel to keep running. Endurance Formula is made for longer, more intense work outs with twice the sodium and three times the potassium of Gatorade Thirst Quencher.
CALORIES – 90Calories are crucial to going the distance. Not only are they the foundation of an endurance athlete’s nutritional needs, they help provide muscles with the energy needed to go farther.
Buy Gatorade Endurance to try for yourself here.
Fun facts: Replace What You Sweat – https://youtu.be/lciIgDPbLg0
Details about the science behind Gatorade: https://www.gssiweb.org/en
Have you tried anything from the Gatorade Endurance line? What is your favorite product/flavor?
If not, what is your current go-to for fuel?