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Archives for the day Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Welcome to Alameda Runners

Welcome to all of the new people from around the East Bay who have met us on the trails lately and visited the site. We met up with the MPstriders and Lake Merrit joggers and striders.

By popular demand, I have added a contact us block in the header. If you want to contact us, you may either click on the link above or reply to a post.

This blog entry is my review of the French Vanilla Clif Shot Recovery drink that I recently tried out.

The powder smells good.  Mixed with 8 ounces of water, it is drinkable but hard to hold down.  I tried it again the next day using milk instead of water.  It tasted better and was a lot easier to hold down but it was way too sweet!  I carried a sugary after taste in my mouth for the next hour.  Maybe I will try it again with chocolate milk someday.

I don’t mind the calories or sugar except for the taste of the sugar but I wish it had more potassium.  It tastes less bad than most recovery drinks but I have tasted better.  The taste and texture put the Clif Shot into the long duration recovery drinks (Whey protien, Amino acids & BCAA’s)with qualities of a short duration drink (Electrolytes & glutamine).  I leave it with a final vote of OK but I think I can do better.

The mix contains 150 calories, 19 grams of sugar, 12 g of carbs, 230 mg of sodium and 135 mg of potassium.

You could give it a try, but there are better alternatives.