Post written in collaboration with High 5 Sports Nutrition.
I love finding new things that help with endurance. Especially now that I have the running bug and I’m already planning my next 10k challenge. I was sent a massive box of High 5 goodies* before my last race which I shared a sneak peak of in my training for a 10k post a few weeks back. I thought it would be good to run through my plans for the race day itself. Not just the preparation so here goes.
High 5 have the Zero tablets that you can get in various flavours. My favourite is definitely the tropical flavoured ones. I had one of these with a glass of water before the race began.
The tablets are really quite refreshing, they help with tiredness and fatigue, which is particularly handy if your race started super early! They are also sugar free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans too.
There is a variety of different types to choose from. The Zero, Zero X-Treme (With caffeine) & Zero neutral which you can put in any drink to give you a boost.
My favourite thing is the Energy Gel, this was an absolute treat during the race and were helpfully handed out by the team looking after the racers about halfway through the 10k. I don’t particularly like the apple flavoured one but the orange one is edible and goes down pretty easily when you are aching and shattered.
They also have some great Energy bars on offer too. The natural energy bar is ideal for training and racing and comes in 6 flavours, I had the berry ones. It’s easy to chew and even counts as one of your 5 a day.
I am absolutely terrible at remembering to cool down properly and thinking through the recovery period. Luckily High 5 Sports Nutrition sent some things for this too so I relaxed a little and knew I had the right stuff to get race ready again. The Protein Snack is really good, it’s a brazil, goji and chia bar that contains 12g of protein, it tastes good and is gluten and lactose free and there are no artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners in sight of this one.
Their Protein Recovery shakes are also pretty good. I’m always partial to a protein shake as you would of seen in past posts when we bought the Breville Blender! It’s ideal for after exercise and comes in some really good flavours. I received the Summer Fruits one which is surprisingly nice but I’d really LOVE to try the Banana Vanilla as I’m a sucker for banana milkshakes.
The above points are the three main things I will always consider now in preparation for a race and of course on the day. I’ve learnt that it is extremely important to prepare and train well in advance and have a good idea of the products and trail that you are taking part in.
I’ve really enjoyed trying all of their products and getting race ready with high 5 sports nutrition, have you used their products to get ready for a race? What are YOUR thoughts?
What do you use to get race ready?
– Emma Allen –
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