Friday, June 29, 2007

Red Bull concoction

Just tested the "Brian Sells" mixture over the last couple of weekends. Here are my insights:

Gatorade & Red Bull (sugar free): quite tasty, somewhat effervescent and bubbly in the water bottle (used for an 80 miler.. bike... in Madison). Easy drinking, quick "punch" from the Red Bull. I think regular Red Bull might be too much sugar.

Accelerade Premix (from 7-Eleven) and Red Bull (sugar free): first, the premix Accelerade is a VAST improvement from DIY powder that tastes like swamp water or homeless guy's laundry water. I had the blue colored (and flavored) Accelerade and the Red Bull. Same "punch" as the previous mix, but the Accelerade again had the lasting effect that has caused me to be a real believer to date.

My mix starts with a standard sized (not the new super sized) sugar free Red Bull emptied into the water bottle, then topped off with the drink of choice, Accelerade in my case. I'll likely monkey around with this mix some before IM Madison and Chicago, but I believe it to be a new interesting setup.

Monday, June 25, 2007

16 miles and counting

Last week i was partying in Seville. I only logged in two runs, for a total of 16 miles. It was hot and I was consistently hung over. I include some photos....