As some of you may know my crazy ass husband is cycling 300 miles in 3 days in September to raise money for Children in Need with a whole load of other crazy ass individuals who all work for Llyods bank (make of that what you will!). Although my OH can ride a bike without stabalisers this will be the biggest event he has ever attempted and it goes without saying that I have every faith in him and am supporting him all the way, although I do wonder just how long he will be walking like a cowboy for once he returns home.
As a wonderfully supporting wife I am always thinking of my husbands well being and when an opportunity came up to review some energy gels I immediately grabbed the opportunity to put my husband to work for me, erm I mean the opportunity for him to train harder whilst using some new products to recover, yarder yarder yarder .
Luckily for me the guys at secret training were very generous and sent us over some of their real fruit stealth gels to try. These gels
- Contains real fruit
- The taste of a smoothie with the performance of an energy gel
- Multiple energy substrates with sticky rice starch and fructose
- Handy for when you need energy the most
- Natural flavour and sweetener
Although these are different to the ones he usually uses he was game to try them and before I even said they were his he was riffling through my delivery of stealth gels, eyeing them up. We were sent two flavours Banana and mango and passion fruit with the banana being the first one to be put to the test.
Obviously nothing in this life is free so once my OH returned from his training ride I quizzed about the gels, his reply “they are amazing”. Clearly his ability to play me was better than I anticipated and I had to allow him to use all the supplies in return for drip feeding me usable information which now translates as….
“they are amazing, they really taste fantastic, full of flavour and like actual fruit not bitter fruit flavourings. I found that they gave me an instantaneous energy boost, definitely kicking in within two minutes much better than previous gels I have used. They are easy to open whilst riding so no need to stop or slow down pace which is an added bonus. My favourite was banana”
He also crossed the line that no husband should cross and continued to tell me that these “gels have no ill effect post ride” apparently some gels give you the squats but these don’t! Pleasant, oh so pleasant.
oh and “can i get some more?” always a good sign. So overall I would say that these stealth real fruit gels have been a big hit and a huge helps with the crazy ass husbands training but worry not as I too am a little bit crazy and have hidden a couple of the gels for myself as I am just starting to train for a 10k run across Manchester.