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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Road ID, GU, Ryders and Road ID… You can win it all!

Part 1: Ok, you all know I LOVE my GU, right? Do you know why I love my GU? No? Well then, I'll tell you.

because it works. every time. When I head out on a long run, I don’t have to think about my energy needs, as I always have a pack or two of GU Gels or Chomps in my tote. I really can’t say enough about the little pack of go-gel, it has sort of become my security blanket.

Here is how I use my GU:

  1. Any runs from 5k to 10k, I take along a GU with me, and If I feel the need, I GU. Sometimes at the start.
  2. Any runs from 10-15k, I GU at least once, at the 40 minute mark, and depending on the type of run, maybe a second GU at the 1:20 mark
  3. Any runs over 15k, I GU 15 minutes before the run, then every 40 minutes from the start of the race.

In my experience it takes about 6-8 minutes for me to feel the affects. Maybe it’s a placebo effect, but who cares if it keeps me running, right?

My tip regarding the end of a race is, if I have a GU scheduled on my 40 minute plan, but I only have 3 or less Km’s to go, I GU anyway. I have experienced the results both ways, and I will always GU on schedule based on a couple of really dramatic drops in energy I experienced with 1k to go in a couple important races.

I like Chomps too, However Gels are my Go-To goodness when racing and training. I have actually used Chomps for other kinds of workouts like Hiking and regular gym type workouts (less messy when I can take my time eating them). Additionally, I drink GU2O when I carry fluids for runs over 1.5hrs. Anything less and I just carry water.

The winner of this contest will get a big pile of GU!

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Part 2: OK, You all know I LOVE my Ryders Eyewear right? Do you know why I love my Ryders Eyewear? No? Well, I’ll tell you.

Because they are cool, and they work. If I leave my HEX Ryders at home by accident, my day is pretty much shot. One of my biggest reasons to get my eyes lasered 2 years ago was to be able to wear Sunglasses. I had tried Oakleys, Bolles and various other brands, but when I received my Hex’s, I knew I was done looking. I always thought you needed to buy really expensive sunglasses to a: be cool and b: be comfortable and c: protect me from the sun harmful rays. Nope, wrong. for 40 bucks, I get as good a pair of sunglasses that I have owned. (Including my Irridium Blades from 1989).

The winner of this contest will also get a pair of Ryder Hex Sunglasses!

Part 3: You all know I love my Road ID, right? Do you know why I love my Road ID? No? Well I’ll tell you.

Because it is the single item I can put on my persons that give me the most peace of mind. I mean, I could carry my licence, but that doesn’t give any of the info that responders need RIGH NOW if I drop.

I wear my ankle ID everywhere I go, that I am working out or running.  Spend the money, order yours today. It’s the one Item I carry with me everywhere I go. DO IT. (you have been font-shouted, so now you are obligated.

The winner of this contest ALSO gets a certificate for your very own Road ID.

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Part 4: You all know I LOVE socks, right? Really, you didn’t know that? I thought I told you that. um, what’s that? yeah, I know I go barefoot. But I can still love socks can’t I? I’ll have you know that the thing I miss most since I started barefooting, is a good fitting pair of socks. It’s true. I was a Sock snob when I wore shoes. You know, I had to have socks that were left and right specific. I did! the best ones were the ones that sort of ‘snapped’ into place they were fitted so well. Well, these are pretty nice, and they can be yours!

The Winner of this contest ALSO gets a pair of Road ID socks.

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You all know I LOVE having you enter my contests, right? Yes? Thought so. Here’s how.

Do this first one or none of the others count - Follow me, Officially, over there on the left <----. See? If not, scroll up or down, you’ll find it. Click on Follow me!  Leave a comment that you did, or you already do.

Ok the rest of the entry opportunities are as follows

  1. Follow Road ID, GU Energy Labs and Ryders Eyewear on Facebook – 1 comment each, 1 entry each
  2. Follow Road ID and GU Energy Labs on Twitter - 1 comment each, 1 entry each
  3. Go to Road ID and tell my what you would buy with your winnings – 1 comment, 1 entry
  4. Go to GU Energy Labs and tell me what is one of the new flavors for 2011 – 1 comment, 1 entry
  5. Go to Ryders Eyewear and tell me the name of 1 of the 3 Ryder sponsored RUNNING athletes – 1 comment, 1 entry
  6. Follow me on Facebook – 1 comment, 1 entry
  7. Follow me on Twitter – 1 comment, 1 entry
  8. Tweet this contest – 1 comment, 1 entry

Road ID, GU, Ryders and Road ID… You can win it all! http://nblo.gs/d3O8L @NeilZee

9.   Tell everyone you know online about this contest, 1 comment for each way, 1 entry for each way

Contest runs until Jan 25th!

Oh yeah, do separate comments too, Like Angie Bee did as shown below.  Then I don’t have to guess how many entries you do or don’t have. If you put all your answers in one comment, I’ll take 1 entry away from you and give one to everyone else. So there.

 

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283 comments:

  1. I follow you - am up getting ready for my 20km run in a whole whack of Ontario snow...Blech.

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  2. I twitter follow you - @laurarMuise

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  3. I twitter follow Roadid - and LOVE them..

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  4. I follow GuEnergy labs on twitter.

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  5. I'd replace my current roadId as mine has become pretty grungy..of get my hubs an ankle id.

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  6. New Gu - cherry lime...not sure how I feel about that but I'll try anything..

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  7. I tweeted the contest - @LauraRMuise

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  8. I follow Ryders Eyewear on FB

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  9. I linked your giveaway on my blog!

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  10. RoadID Wrist ID sport in RED

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  11. Lauren Groves - Ryders sponsored athlete

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  12. Peach Tea is one of GU's new 2011 flavors

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  13. From Road ID, I would get a blue elite for my 8 y/o who likes to run with me

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  14. I want to try the peach tea chomps

    and on my previous comment, it's Ryder with no 's' whoops!

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  15. Ryder sponsored running is Nikki Kimball

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  16. Wow, I've had no coffee - or water - yet so I'm typing like I'm illiterate. Ryders does have an 's' and one of their sponsored runners - not runnning - is Nikki. :D

    Ok, I follow YOU on FB!

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  17. And I follow you on Twitter - tracyrunning

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  18. I am following you (are you scared?) with my google account.

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  19. I now follow tweets from Road ID.

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  20. I would buy a cool little firefly light (or 2).

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  21. Cherry Lime Roctane of course.

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  22. I already told you that I follow you (on facebook).

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  23. I think I follow you on twitter (if the picture of a grenade is you).

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  24. I follow you! (and am glad you're back!)

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  25. I would buy the wrist ID elite. I already have the ankle ID, but you can't wear that as comfortably with socks and boots, as one has to do periodically here in snowy NE Ohio.

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  26. New flavors from GU... I'll stick with my chocolate, thank you. Not a big fan of either lime or peach.

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  27. Ryders' runner: Karl Meltzer. Just barely considering an Ultra. Can't imagine winning 48 of them!

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  28. I follow you and we are fb friends. And, I love Canada so that should be worth about 10 points.

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  29. Oh, and I love the Rough Riders

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  30. And that minor league hockey team where they throw stuffed animals

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  31. I love GU as well. I usually use Vanilla Bean, plain Jane, I know... All of the new flavors look kind of gross, but I think Cherry Lime would be my favorite.

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  32. I would buy Shoe IDs for my husband and me.

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  33. Peach tea for 2011! Sounds delicious.

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  34. Karl Meltzer is sponsored by Ryders!

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  35. i follow gu energy labs on facebook

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  36. i "liked" ryders eyeware on facebook

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  37. i am a follower of road id on twitter

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  38. i am a follower of gu energy labs on twitter

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  39. i like the shoe interactive id on the road id website. really cool!!

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  40. cherry lime is one of the new flavors this year!

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  41. karl meltzer is one of the running sponsored athletes on ryders' website

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  42. i posted your blog post on my blog!

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  43. i posted your contest to facebook!

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  44. As stated above, I follow ya! Can't we just copy and paste.... :) Fun shout out, thanks! I do know how to enter a giveaway!

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  45. If I won a Road ID I would pass it along to a friend who will be hosting me at her house in Rochester NY for Mind the Ducks 12 hour :)

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  46. I am in love with the Cherry Lime Roctane and can't wait to try the Peach chomps :)

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  47. I posted a link to my blogs sidebar about this contest!

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  48. I WOULD BUY THE WRIST ID SPORT

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  49. I LIKE THE CHERRY LIME ROCTANE FLAVOR

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  50. LAUREN GROVES SPONSORED ATHLETES

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  51. I would buy the ankle ID in red or pink

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  52. I'm really excited about the cherry lime Roctane, but wish they were making it without caffeine.

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  53. Nikki Kimball is one of the sponsored runners

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  54. And, FINALLY, I posted it on my blog. Phew!

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  55. I'm following you now! The more help with running, the better :)

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  56. Haha, I did follow but forgot to comment about it!

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  57. Following Road ID on twitter

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  58. Following GU Energy Labs on twitter

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  59. I would buy the Road ID sport in purple.

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  60. One of the new GU flavors is cherry lime roctane.

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  61. New flavor.. peach tea.. not sure about that one, kinda like my espresso flavor.

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  62. I follow you

    joanne

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  63. I follow road id

    joanne

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  64. cherry lime

    joanne

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  65. sport road id in black

    joanne

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  66. I follow you on facebook

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  67. Ryder athlete-Karl Meltzer

    joanne aka anonymous (forgot to put my name above!)

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  68. I've been officially following you for a while. Ooooo, creepy, huh?

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  69. I follow Road ID on Facebook.

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  70. And I follow Ryders on Facebook too.

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  71. and I follow GU Energy Lab on Twitter as well

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  72. OH EM GEE!!! Peach Tea CHOMPS! SWOOOOOON. I love peach tea! I'm totally going to try that flavor.

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  73. I would get the Firefly Supernova in BLUE because running at night NEEDS a light. And I'm a poet.

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  74. Max King is sponsored by Ryders. He not only is a badass, but his name kicks ass too.

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  75. Posted on my blog:
    http://www.runzoerun.com/p/giveaways.html

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  76. I'd love to buy the wrist ID elite in pink from Road ID. It's so pretty and yet functional!

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  77. I received a sample pack of the new Mandarin orange gu. It's no espresso love (my fav) but still pretty tasty.

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  78. I'd buy some of the Supernova lights.

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  79. They make cherry-lime roctane! I so need to try this.

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  80. Too many ways to enter, wish this was a more manly contest with a simple "Go Bears" to be in.

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  81. I have a Road ID wrist band, but I would really like to have one of the Firefly products.

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  82. Ryder sponsored Running Athlete - Nikki Kimball

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  83. I follow GU Energy on twitter

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  84. I follow you on twitter ( @swimbikerundc )

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  85. I already follow you (on blogger, not in real life, that would be creepy).

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  86. Cherry Lime Roctane is one of the new Gu flavours for 2011.

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  87. From Road ID, I would get a wrist ID elite (but I'd probably end up putting it on my ankle).

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  88. I am now a follower of your blog. You are really cool!

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