GU Roctane Energy Gel - 8 Pack $19.95
What community has to say
love taste, hate cost
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I just never got the bang for the buck from these. I love the taste and they do work as all gels but nothing special happened for me when using them. I would stick to a large dispenser product and put into flask. Way cheaper. 3/5 b/c of costs.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These provide ample energy and taste great. They are a little thick so drink plenty of water with them. nice,sustained energy!
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.
actually worth the money
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.