Accelerade

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    Jul 09, 2007 11:56 PM GMT
    Have any of you mid/long distance runners tried that Accelerade drink advertising a 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein? I usually stick to old fashioned water or diluted Gatorade before a run and was wondering if anyone has experienced any benefit from this new product. Marketing genius or athletic fuel?
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    Jul 10, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
    My partner and I use it on occasion, more often now that we live in AZ. Usually we will just do water and perhaps an energy gel later on, but Accelerade is good. It's not really sweet, per se, but it is a little tricky to dissolve properly. IT'S NASTY WHEN IT GETS WARM!!!!
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    Jul 10, 2007 12:51 AM GMT
    What I use is ELoad. I find this is better than gatorade and is great for when training and racing in the heat.

    Check out the website.

    www.eload.net

    Its a great product that has definitely made the heat a little more bareable. It is also a lot easier on the stomach than gatorade and powerade because it isnt as sweet.
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    Jul 10, 2007 4:21 AM GMT
    the key is finding what you like, and your stomach. having the protein is good especially in the heat. i use infinity, where you can create your mix of carbs, protein, electrolytes,and flavor. it's awesome.
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    Sep 20, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    I'm definitely not an expert but have used Accelerade. Those were the two marathons where I posted PB's. It claims to improve performance by something like 29%.

    That is a crock of BS but I do think for me it helped, or liked to believe it did.