Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sponsor Spotlight: PowerBar

Today I rode my bike for 6 hours and 10 minutes.( I would have stopped at six but I wasn't home yet and really didn't feel like walking that far.) Right after I got off my bike I ran for 15 minutes.

Yeah. I'm training for a really, really long race.

The thing about training and racing a really, really long race is that you have to fuel your body to get it to go for that long.  Today my ride hurt. I didn't go as fast as I wanted. I was really glad when it was over. But despite the fact that it wasn't the most amazing ride ever, I still totally nailed my goal of the ride today, and that was to dial in my nutrition for race day.

As a Rev3Tri Ambassador I am so fortunate to be sponsored by PowerBar. I have to be honest with you and say that when I first found out PowerBar was our nutrition sponsor this year I was a little apprehensive. I had never used PowerBar products beyond having a PowerBar Performance Energy bar as part of my race day breakfast. It's always a little scary to try new products because what if you don't like them? What if they don't agree with you?

Well let me tell you (if I may) that I have been so pleased with all of the Powerbar products I have been using during my training and racing this season. Here is a quick rundown of my absolute faves...

For my pre-race breakfast I choose this coupled with a whey protein shake and a banana. I love the tangy orange flavor and it goes down so easily. Great energy for race day.
During the race I use a combination of these (in lemon, raspberry and cola flavor)



and these (in Berry Blast, Raspberry Cream, Tangerine and Green Apple).



And of course, my favorite part of the workout...the recovery!! I choose this

SO GOOD!!


or after a really hot workout, this (even though it has the name that shall not be said on it...).


Besides being exactly what you need in terms of electrolytes, fuel and recovery, there are so many flavors to choose from it's really hard to not find your favorites. The other really cool thing about PowerBar is their amazing website. It has a wealth of information on nutrition and fueling for training, racing and recovery. There are a whole bunch of nifty calculators too. My favorite and one I recommend to all of the athletes I coach is the Sweat Rate Calculator. It really takes the guessing out of hydration.

Thank you, PowerBar, for fueling me this season!!

4 comments :

  1. Thanks for the Sweat Rate calculate link - every helpful! And I LOOOOVE PowerBar restore - yum!

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  2. Great info on what gets you through your long workouts! You are doing amazing Kelly... just two more weeks!!! YAY!!!

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  3. Awesome and congrats on the ambassadorship.

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  4. Ironman Restore Orange is BY FAR my fav recovery drink. It tastes just like an orange push pop! YUMMO!

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