Energize, Sustain, Recover - GU's formula for success.
GU Roctane Energy Gel packs 100 calories into every packet. 100 calories is an ideal serving size to suck down 15 minutes before training or racing in order to top off your electrolyte and glucose stores, followed by one every 30-45 minutes along the way, washed down with a few sips of fluid.
For optimum results, always drink at least 24-30 ounces of fluid per hour during training and racing.
Exact GU Roctane intake depends on the intensity of your pursuit and your body weight and fitness level. The fitter you are and the more efficient your metabolism, the more GU Roctane you can eat each hour, up to approximately 340 calories every 60 minutes.
Gu Roctane Energy Gel is kosher and gluten free.
Blueberry Pomegranate: 35mg Caffeine.
Cherry Lime: 35mg Caffeine.
Chocolate Raspberry: 35mg Caffeine.
Passion Fruit: 35mg Caffeine.
Pineapple: No Caffeine.
Vanilla Orange: 35mg Caffeine
|Quantity :||8 Packs (1.1 Ounce each)|
|Gu Energy Gel 8 Pack||$9.99 - $11.60|
|Gu Energy Gel: Chocolate 8-Pack||$9.99|
|Gu Energy Gel: Vanilla 8-Pack||$9.99|
|Gu Roctane Energy Gel||$2.50|
I know these things are expensive, basically $2 a shot. that's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination. But these babies are well worth it come race day.
I tested them out first on a 50k training run, and i noticed that i felt better than usual. I never really hit a physical or mental low. Of course that's not just because of roctane, but still...i was intrigued.
My final test was last week at the VCU 50 miler. It's a beast of a course with 10k feet of vert. I used roctane, chomps, and a few normal GU's. When I took a Roctane,within 10 minutes I could feel the difference. My brain was sharper and less fatigued.
The only thing i've noticed is that they seem to 'burn out' faster than the old GU's. I found that after about 30-40 minutes I had to take in something else. The race went well, I came in 4th.
I strongly believe that nutrition is one of the main reasons I ran well. Roctane isn't a magic pill, but it IS worth the money.
Buy it people!
oh yeah, most of the flavors taste ok. nothing amazing in my opinion.
These things may not taste the best, and downing one is like trying to swallow a couple table spoons of honey, but they sure are effective! They do what they're meant to.
These provide ample energy and taste great. They are a little thick so drink plenty of water with them. nice,sustained energy!