...a box of nutrition goodies from my sponsor, First Endurance. I got the EFS sports drink, Ultragen recovery drink and a bottle of EFS Liquid Shot, which is similar to an energy gel, only liquid not gel.
I used the EFS drink mix during masters swim on Monday night, followed by a 1/2 serving of the Ultragen recovery drink. I also used both of them again during and following my swim workout today. My initial thoughts are:
- Hello!!! I got the Ultragen Cappuccino flavor, and it is so yummy!! I'm just using a 1/2 serving which mixes right into 6oz. of water. I mixed it up in a water bottle before the swim with a couple of ice cubes, and chugged it right down after I was dry. It tastes like an iced cappucino! Usually I like chocolate milk for recovery, but this is just like a more grown-up, athlete-like chocolate milk. I'll be interested to see how it affects my recovery as I get into longer workouts.
- The EFS sports drink is also good. I got the tangerine flavor, and when I first tasted it was pleasantly surprised at how subtle it was. It is just ever so slightly salty tasting, which doesn't bother me, but if you like your sports drinks super sweet, you might not like this flavor. It mixes so easily (as does the Ultragen) with no clumps, which is one of my beefs with other sports drink powders. Again, I will be interested to see how my training goes using this drink as I get into longer sessions.