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#ParisMarathon Schneider Electric Training Box

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In a really cool reach-out, Schneider Electric – main sponsors of the Marathon de Paris for 2014 (their second year) – sent me a StrideBox full of gear to help my run be more efficient. There were also a few inspirational messages – #ParisMarathon or bust! being my favourite – it has kind of summed up my unorthodox training to overcome injury and get to the start line…

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Goodies include energy gels, energy bars, recovery drink mix and some other goodies to help my run go smoother.

Swag included in the box:

  • Honey Stinger Protein bar: for a between-run snack or for recovery
  • Hylands ‘Bioplasma Sport’ with Electrolytes: A powdered electrolyte supplement designed to be placed directly on the tongue or mixed with water
  • Lenny&Larrys Protein Brownie: gluten free and no artificial colours for snacking without guilt
  • Fluid Recovery Drink Mix: complex carbohydrates with protein and glutamine for muscle recovery and repair
  • Skin Strong Anti Chafing Cream: for those little problem areas that can cause big discomfort during a race
  • Gu Energy Electrolyte Brew: a slightly more tech mix with 2:1 complex-to-simple carbohydrates for energy and electrolyte replacement while on the run
  • Gu Enery Gel: Salted caramel flavour: a new one for Gu, and for me – so it might be the perfect counterpoint to the usually sickly sweet Gu gels.
  • Stash Sports Lace Locker: A handy Velcro based product which slips over your laces to lock them down onto the top of your shoe and prevent unintended stops to re-tie.

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I must say, I was pretty stoked to receive all this stuff. I’ll certainly be using the Gu Gel and Lace Locker for the race, the rest I’ll use for recovery – I have a rule about not using new supplements on race day – but thanks to Schneider Electric I’m pretty well sorted for my recovery drinks and snacks now. One more thing ticked off the pre-race admin list. Sorted!

Pumped for Paris!  #XperienceSE  #ParisMarathon

Happy running everyone!
Bernie

Get Going, Get Running!Disclaimer: Schneider Electric, the sponsor of Marathon de Paris 2014, provided this StrideBox to me free of charge, for my use and review.


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