I give to you my review of Tailwind Nutrition….
I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with proper nutrition on long runs. Knowing something had to be done, and taking advice from some of my well-respected running friends…. I bit the bullet and ordered some Tailwind. The reviews on their website were stellar, but whose aren’t on their own website. I do appreciate the fact that http://www.tailwindnutrition.com was easy to navigate. I ordered two large bags of endurance fuel (lemon and raspberry buzz) and hoped for the best.
Less than a week later, my package arrived… Less than a week! It is kind of like they knew how incredibly impatient I am. I was impressed. Inside were my two bags of fuel, a sample stick pack, a sticker, a temporary tattoo, and a hand written note thanking me for the purchase. There was a problem though … I had a 50 mile race (Cayuga Trails 50) in two days and had never trained with it. Being an “outside the box” kind of runner, I decided I would go for the gusto. So I made my own stick packs in ziplock baggies (2 1/2 scoops in each bag) and crossed my fingers.
For the race I carried two bottles via my Orange Mud Vest Pack 2…. one water and one tailwind. The water was a back up in case the tailwind turned into a fiasco. Even my wife thought I was nuts to product test on race day… hence the back up.
It took me a couple hours to dial it in, but wowza….. what a difference it made!!
- aid station stops were shorter
- my stomach never once got upset
- felt hydrated all day
- affected my running in a positive way
Once I knew what my body wanted to intake, and how often… I was set. Nutrition was no longer a problem! It was just me and the trails. Exactly how it should be. So I recommend Tailwind Nutrition for anyone looking to up their nutrition game. Hey… it worked for the crazy bearded guy that tried it for the first time at a 50 mile race!!
Here are the nutritional facts off the Raspberry Buzz:
THANKS AGAIN TAILWIND NUTRITION!!! AWESOME STUFF!!!
ps… my youngest daughter loves her new tattoo!