Long Runs Never Felt So Good with Mestrength!
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I already have an electrolyte drink that I enjoy daily and while running, but I was excited to try Mestrength, which offers a way to get these nutrients pre- and post- workout. Even better, Mestrength is vegan and gluten-free!
So, why Mestrength?
Muscle cells require two essential ingredients to function properly – fluids and energy. Mestrength provides these in a zero calorie, sugar-free beverage that combines 5 key electrolytes for hydration with 5 grams of creatine for performance to help athletes get the most out of their workout.
I got to put Mestrength on a double half marathon weekend. The first of the two races was the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. I prepped the Mestrength so it was available for me to grab and drink while I was driving to my race.
My initial thoughts on the drink was that it was WAY too tart. I couldn’t get much of the drink down and left it in my car. After the race, though, I tried it again – and it was MUCH tastier! I’m not sure if it was that it had a chance to sit for a while or that the water wasn’t cold, but I quickly downed the rest of my drink no problem.
I really think that Mestrength worked because the next day, when I was ready for my second race of the weekend – Run for the Wounded Half Marathon – I was not sore AT ALL! I was actually stronger running this race, AND it was way more hilly!
Overall, I’m not a big fan of the flavors of Mestrength pre-workout, but I really do enjoy them post-workout. I do see the benefit of helping my muscles recover faster and not be as fatigued, so I think it will be a product that I continue to use after my long runs!