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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

That race was fun, now let’s give something else away!

GU! Just for YOU, Canada!

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I have tried ALL sorts of gels, drinks, bars, bits, beans and skittles… but I always come back to Gu Products. I have now decided (especially after my great half marathon on Oct 2nd) to stick with it.

I will hydrate with Gu Electrolyte Brew, I will fuel with Gels and Chomps (I use gels mostly, but I tried the Chomps on my Epic Trail Run a number of weeks ago and LOVED them and can’t wait to test them in regular training) and I will recover with GU Recovery drink (although I wasn’t a fan of the taste of this as much as the rest)

The winner of this contest will take home a full sample pack of GU products, so you can test, test, test, until you find what you like! I know for a fact you will find a gel flavour that will suit you. No doot aboot it!

Canada only… stay out mercans. (comment tho, what you like about GU, so you get the Canucks up here excited)

Here is exactly what you are playing for:

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  • 9 regular Gels
  • 3 Roctane Gels
  • 2 Electrolyte Brews
  • 1 Recovery Brew
  • 2 Gu Chomps

Here are the rules for Entry.

The First Rule is a must, and you can’t make other entries unless this one is completed

  1. Follow me on this here blog (You have to click the follow button on the left side and set up or already have a Google account) +1 Entry, separate comment on this page
  2. Follow Me on Facebook and/or Twitter +1 Entry for each, separate comment for each, if you already do, please comment so I can count your entry
  3. Follow GU on Facebook and/or Twitter +1 Entry for each, separate comment for each, if you already do, please comment so I can count your entry
  4. Tell me your run fuelling horror story +1 Entry, separate comment on this page
  5. Tell me the funniest thing you have seen eaten, or have eaten on the run. +1 Entry, separate comment on this page

This contest will end on Oct 25th, and the winner will be drawn on Oct 26th. Thanks for playing! The next contest will be open to Mercans and Mejihans too!

And, since it’s been over a day since I posted a feature photo… here Y’ar!

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64 comments:

  1. I follow your blog and my mug is there on the left!

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  2. I follow you and your kamikaze headband picture on facebook.

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  3. I follow you on Twitter and your NeilZee headband and sunglasses!

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  4. I liked Gu Energy Labs on Facebook

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  5. I followed GUEnergyLabs on Twitter

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  6. I was chewing on some jelly-bean shaped snacks before one run, and my wife yelled to me if I wanted anything to take on the run, I opened my mouth to show her I was chewing something already and I ran off. (I run with my mouth open.)

    When I got back from my 45 minute run, I looked in the mirror and my entire bottom lip and chin were blue like anti-freeze from the jelly beans!

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  7. funniest thing I have eaten on the run is a slice of meat-lovers pizza from Little Caesars that my wife handed to me from the car as she slowed down

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  8. Hmm, horror story? Doesn't sound all that bad written out, but my gut was less than impressed...
    On my first 32km run I was running 20 + 1s so I thought that I'd take my GUs at 40 minutes to correspond with my walk breaks. Ugh. There is such a thing as too much GU. Add to that the gummy bears offered at half way (which I'd never tried) and you get cramps and nausea at the same time. Let's just say that the last 2km were less than ideal and if my car hadn't been parked at the store I would have just run home so I could die in peace!

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  9. Funniest thing eaten - umm, I'm not a funny eater...I did buy the new M&M pretzel candy and ate it on a run so I wouldn't feel guilty about the extra calories.
    Funny, no, pathetic, yep, a little.

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  10. Run fuel horror story...umm not really during but an after. After we ran Urban Venus 10k and I took the free cupcake (ate only half, but man, it was big) and then had my usual post run chocolate milk, not a good idea from any angle! Upset stomach from the massive instant injection of sugar and I'm pretty sure i ate more calories 5 minutes post race than I used running a PR for the 10k.
    Gu recovery, regardless of taste, would have been 100 times better!

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  11. Last one, I can't do anymore for free Gu!
    I am a follower of Gu on fb.

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  12. I love me some Gu! I already follow you on this blog.

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  13. I already follow you on facebook

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  14. I don't follow you on twitter. I believe that if you have something to say, it's worth taking more than 140 or whatever it is characters.

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  15. Run fueling horror story. Hmmm. During my first half marathon, as the end of a long day during the Chinook half IM, I was getting desperate. I tried a Honey Stinger gel, and thought my head would explode. I like sweet stuff. Straight honey - bring it on. Chocolate - love it! But this gel was awful. I nearly spat it out. And worst of all, it didn't even give me any energy. I felt just as flat after as before.

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  16. Funniest thing seen eaten on a run? Hmmmmm. Three years ago, a gel would be the funniest thing. Now, that's normal, I guess.

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  17. um.... I'm movinng to canada so I can be eligible! Is there a rule about how long you have to live in Canada before entering your giveaway? ;)

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  18. 5. Tell me the funniest thing OR PERSON you have seen eaten, or have eaten on the run. +1 Entry, separate comment on this page.

    As an impartial American with nothing to gain in this contest, I think if you emend rule 5 as above, you'll get much more interesting answers. You gotta figure that Gu-Eaters have probably eaten some very funny people ...

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  19. I Twit follow you - LauraRMuise

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  20. Refueling horror stories? Hmm..nothing too bad thus far but during my 30km run a few weeks ago...the new gel I tried (NOT Gu) decided to not stay down. I guess if you are going to barf, it is best that it happens when you only have 5km left...

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  21. Follow Because all the Cool Kids Blog...verification word on last post...ProToke, LOL.

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  22. horror story...well back in the day when I rode my bike a lot I have eaten a number of flying insects, mmmmm crunchy!

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  23. I follow your blog officially now : )

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  24. I already follow you on FB

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  25. Horror story...eating half a lemon larabar before speed intervals = killer heartburn

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  26. Lastly, funniest thing would be us eating skittles before one of the runs in Sikome and I keep burping red skittles the entire run. Gross...but funny : )

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  27. I follow you now, although not for the giveaway being a lowly "merican" and all, mostly because I want to be a cool kid too and I thought to do this I must need to get in with the Canada land people. Also, I really like Gu... but not Canada Geese. :)

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  28. I just started following you on twitter... while still figuring out twitter

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  29. Horror story-- This is not mine, but one of those friend of a friend of a friend did this. During the Ottawa race weekend, they handed out Vaseline on a Popsicle stick, one of the runners did not realize what it was and she popped it in her mouth expecting a yummy treat to discover it was not.... yuck!!

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  30. The funniest thing would have been to see the women eat the Vaseline... however, on our runs I have tried eating m&m's in the summer, not a smart idea, they can melt in your hand or all over your fuel belt.

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  31. I follow here.

    My first half marathon was my first race and I didn't know what I was doing. At the third aid station I thought the person holding up the popsicle stick was handle out some kind of food on stick and down the hatch it went WRONG!!! it was Vaseline!. I spent the next 10 minutes spiting the crap out.

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  32. The GU pack looks great, and I do follow you already.

    The stupidest thing I ever did was the night BEFORE race day when I went to a BBQ and ate things that I wasn't used to eating before running.

    The next day I was in a lot "gastric distress" for the whole run.

    Maybe TMI? But I learned my lesson!

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  33. Follow your blog.

    Follow you on twitter.

    Follow GU on twitter

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  34. It was my very first marathon and I was stupid. I just figured I could get by on Gatorade and maybe take a gel at the 32 km mark. I started cramping up and crashed hard before I ever saw 32 km. I walked, hobbled, and stopped for the next 10 k. I started taking gels but by then it was just too late. I learned a lot from that race…for one…fuel is as important as water in a marathon.

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  35. While on a long training run with my buddy and his dad…his dad brought along 3 (one for each of us) boiled and salted potatoes, skin on, soggy and in little plastic baggies. He swore by them…and strongly recommended that we try them when we got half way through our run. The thing is…how do you carry a soggy boiled potato for 16km without looking like you’ve a) “stuffed” your front, or you’ve b) “messed” your back? My buddy’s dad ate his like it was cake. My buddy and I tried, almost gagged…and tossed them for our gels.

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  36. GU please!!

    We're twitter pals, and I'm following your blog.

    That should be +2 right? :)

    -Adam

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  37. ... just found your blog - need nutrition alternatives! Was loving another brand's Mocha flavor, so much so that I ate 4 of them at the Calgary 70.3, and had a wicked caffeine crash.
    Not much of a horror story, aside from the fact that bonking sucks.
    I once got food poisoning and puked in the middle of a client meeting with my Sales Director and VP in the room... THAT was a horror story. We're talking clients worth tens of thousands of dollars... they were nice about it at least.
    Followed the blog, and twitter

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  38. My only really funny moment (well for anyone watching) was when I was doing a half and thought I was taking a cup of H20 and splashed it in my face... it was gatorade, I was left sticky, but it probably improved my smell at that point...

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  39. I follow your blog

    joanne

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  40. I signed up to follow gu!

    joanne

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  41. Well, as far as something I have refueled with...not as horrible as some I am sure, but during Lost Soul Ultra, the last 10 km, I started to have really dreadful calf cramps, but I couldn't stomach anything, so I just opened a packet of salt (meant to be put on potatoes at the aid station) dumped the whole thing in my mouth and washed it down with lukewarm overly diluted electrolyte drink from my camelback. Mmmmm, YUMMY!

    But it took away the cramps!

    joanne

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  42. Okay, last entry. I used to live in Taiwan and there are different ideas there about fueling during a race, usually water stations are empty, and you will often see people sitting around in the morning, eating pastries and having a smoke mere minutes before the start. So I guess, weirdest thing I have seen people consume before (and sometimes during a race) would be tobacco.

    joanne

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