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Discussion in 'Nike' started by rogue5, Mar 7, 2017.
Honey Stinger organic gluten free waffles is where it’s at, nom nom
I eat the Stinger Waffles too, but I don’t feel anything, so I just use them as a midday snack.
Cinnamon, Lemon and Gingersnap are top flavors in my experience.
I like GU Jet Blackberry which has 40mg of caffeine, that’s what I’ve been using. I did pick up some Maurten Drink mix and gels over Xmas which I plan on trying out at some point.
GU Roctane in blueberry pomegranate has been my go to of late
Let us know what you think of Maurten. I’m interested in trying I’ve seen mixed reviews so have been hesitant to buy.
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An opinion from a novice runner.... I don't really run far enough to need them (8 miles max), but I tried the Maurten powders and the gels and they both wrecked my stomach post-run. I tried experimenting with different meals earlier in the day, more/less water, etc, but could never find a combo where these didn't mess with me. I plan to try again but right now I need to cut long runs out of my program for a bit.
Long time lurker who took forever to even make an account and high 2:30s marathoner (fingers crossed I'll be be able to claim mid or low at the end of this training block) but I'll chime in that I love the Maurten gels. Gatorade was always kinda meh for me, my stomach hates cliff blocks with a passion, and its always been a coin flip how my stomach reacts to GU on hard long mileage efforts. No caffeine but they're waaayyy easier on my stomach that other stuff. I've also found them easier to get down in the later stages during races since they aren't flavored (though to be fair I've never actually sought out anything that wasn't flavored in the past).
I use Maurten on most of my hard sessions where I'll be doing a higher volume of harder running. Gels / 160 / 320 all work really well for me. Texture of gels is the biggest plus to me. Go down so easy even when running Half pace. I use the 160 mix on shorter workouts that will have around 6-8 miles of work and 10-12 total with warm up and cool down. The 320 mix I'll use for my biggest sessions / races. I'll be using it in Houston next week when I race the half for sure.
For me, it is easy on my stomach and I am able to get both hydration and carbs in one go. Its a win win. Since I'm only using it once a week, maybe twice a week at most, it is not bad at all.
I’m a slow marathoner (3:38 ), and have used Maurten 320 a couple times and have never had and stomach or digestive issues. Kept my legs and my body feeling fresh and fueled. Just ordered another box off RW with that code @getz_racer posted!
Salute to the dedication
Thanks for the feedback. I’ve used a variety of gels during races and have been fortunate to never have a stomachs issue. I’m more curious if taking Maurten can help with performance.
I'd like to give Maurten a shot but like drugs the problem is if you like it...its gonna be too damn expensive to maintain so I'm better off not even experimenting...lol
I used to be a Gels guy...specifically GU..and I hated the crash afterwards and the peaks and valleys during...
I switched to Ucann and honestly best thing I could have ever done...drink before you race and you are good...for 10+ miles day...drink another during the run...and it's good sustained energy with no peaks and valleys and most important zero crash after...I can do 18-20 and after a good shower carry on with the rest of my day...
I also run with Pedolyte instead of water...sip every 2 miles and im charged and good...
I know someone posted about running in the streets...and I know someone here has all the VaporFly Elites...can someone comment or compare the two?
Since picking up a pair I did an easy 6 and a hard 8 and i have to be honest I love these things...they were firm at first but broken in really quick...im getting a better response from them then my ZF....
Are the streets basically the Elites minus the Plate???
Man I could only imagine with these would feel like with the CF Plate inside...
For $47 I grabbed another pair yesterday...
Well running warehouse delivers in less than a day. Anyways I feel like I couldve went tts. Fits just like epic reacts. Never owned a pair of these I feel like the bounce return on these immediately. Going for a quick jog to test it out.
How are you guys getting your outlet vapor streets for $47? Stopped by my local outlet today and they were $109.
At one outlet, I got the beige flyknit trainers for $35 (FSR @ $150 marked down to $50... plus an additional 30% in store promotion).... At a different outlet, on the same day, and only about 30 miles away, they had the same shoes for $155 (yes a FSR that was $5 more than msrp on the box)
I’ll never understand how Nike comes up with the prices, other than it’s different everywhere, and I never expect to know what they’re thinking.
Have them scan them...at my spot the greens were marked $59 with 20% off...all other colors were marked different prices...
I had one of the guys scan the other colors and they all came up the same price they just weren't labeled correctly...
Also...if you go to an outlet and they marked down but down have your size but another outlet close to you does...buy whatever size at the cheap price bring them to the other spot and swap size...even if the price is different they will honor an even size exchange....
I previously put ~200mi on these... now, they’re back to life with ZF1 tooling!
Done up by the good people at GOVRN
Next batch of swaps to send out. Mostly ZF1 based
I have to eat some crow on Kipchoge going to London.
I love watching him race, and will gladly wake up at 2am for it. But I still think this is somewhat disappointing. What does he have to prove at London? I can't imagine he'll lower his WR time there. It just isn't that exciting to watch him do London and Berlin over and over again. It'd be more fun if he ran Boston, and it'd be way more fun if he did another Breaking 2.
I agree about seeing Kipchoge run on a more difficult course. i've run all 6 majors and would love to see what he could do in nyc.
I think Nike got what they wanted out of marketing Breaking 2 so i don't think we'll see another one.
On a good weather day I think he could run 2:02 in London, maybe 2:01. He ran 2:03 back in 2016 without even realizing he was on that kind of pace. I think if the weather is good and he has pacers to go out aggressively with, that he could run well there