Friday, March 23, 2012

I've Got the Power(Bar)

Super Stoked.
PowerBar is now a sponsor for Rev 3!!

PowerBar Store
In the US, major nutrition sponsorship deals continue to shake up as Revolution3 Triathlon announces that PowerBar has signed on to be the official energy gel and sports nutrition bar sponsor for the 2012 Rev3 season. Through this new partnership, PowerBar will provide on course sports nutrition at all ten of the Rev3 2012 season races, and will directly support the Rev3 Pro and Age Group teams. 

“In staying close to the triathlon community we’ve heard nothing but great things about the Rev3 series, specifically the athlete-centric and interactive experience it offers overall for both racers and their spectator family and friends,” said PowerBar Sports Marketing Manager David Paterson. “At PowerBar, in addition to providing the right sports nutrition products to help athletes push their limits, simply put we also want to support where the athletes want to be. It was an easy decision to officially team up with Rev3 this year.”
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome PowerBar to the Rev3 family,” said Charlie Patten, President of Rev3 Tri. “Their decades-long dedication to performance mirrors our dedication to the sport of triathlon. Having PowerBar products at our races and PowerBar support on course will really take us to the next level.”

While I have tried random Powerbar products in the past, I was never a regular user so getting to try out all kinds of new things over the last several weeks has been fun (and a little dangerous).

These Triple Threat Energy bars!
Triple Threat- Chocolate Caramel Fusion- Box of 15
so good they are like candy/cookies/treats all wrapped up into one.
I have to hide these or else... I could eat the entire case!

Performance - Oatmeal Raisin - Box of 12

My favorite trick?
Take one of these Oatmeal Raisin Performance Energy bars,
shove it in my cycling jersey and let it get all hot. Just like warm cookies out of the oven!! FOR REAL!!
What a lovely treat to fuel with this during a long training session.

I am not a fan of a super sweet gel.
I have been using these

Gel - Tangerine - Box of 24

Nice flavor and great consistency. They are not thick and so easy to get down. As a user of GU gels for a long time, this was a big change for me but a happy change, I'm loving the thinner gel and the flavors!!

Wednesday's TrackTasticness was probably due to the Tangerine gel!!

I am just diggin' the Kona Punch too!

This little guy played with me last weekend.
Ummm, I don't drink soda.
I don't like soda (except Root Beer)
I don't like gummy/block/jelly things while training.
Gel Blasts - Cola - Box of 12

These totally changed my mind.
I used these on my long run Saturday-hills and higher R stuff - and it was fantastic.
Was it my fitness or was it the Energy Blasts??

How are you Power'ing up these days??


Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I've just started running long distances. I have my half-marathon in October. I've run as far as 10 miles, so far. What do you recommend I do, (since I've just been drinking water)?

Heather-O said...

I am a huge fan of the oatmeal raisin stuff too. And, as you know, I love the energy blasts! They are like a party in my mouth ;)

I really wasn't going to try the gels until I read your post. I am always afraid to try new gels, so when I find one I like I stick with it. But you talked me into it with the "thinner" than Gu comment. I literally can't even gag down Gu anymore. The texture is all wrong! Can't wait to try them!

MC said...

That's exciting news for Rev3. I mostly use Gu and shotblocks. all last season I used the Mocha Gu and by the last race I was gagging them down. I just cant do it anymore. I gotta find something new.

track coach and adorable wife said...

I really like the PowerBar bars and maybe I need to try their gels because I have never been able to get GU or it's likeness down!

Suz and Allan said...

I've had a couple of their products and Allan loves to eat PowerBars.

TriMOEngr said...

I got a sample of those gummies last year and they are still sitting on my dresser (where I unpacked them last July). Wonder if they are still edible past expiration date? LOL

A Prelude To... said...

I used Lara bars last week and I did great with them, but the bike ride was relatively short - 35ish. I generally use powerbar gels and cliff bars, but the sweetness starts to get to me on hot days. I'm going to try peanut butter filled pretzels from Costco this season, too. I've heard they work great in a bento box on warm days because they don't melt.

Hollywood said...

Love the title. PB is making sure I'm kicking ass each session. I think the vanilla may be my favorite gel

hillary said...

yay! the gel blasts are KEY for run workouts and also, try the fruit smoothie bars on the bike--YUM!

XLMIC said...

I can't wait until I'm running long enough to try some of these out!

Deirdre said...

Wow, just found your blog and your tranformation is amazing, so inspiring. Well done!