Friday, January 24, 2020

Gear Reviews

USN Whey & Oats

I’m sure you know the maxim ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper’. It’s hackneyed but is also quite apt for athletes – it’s the breakfast that sets us up for the day ahead. And the breakfast of choice for many athletes is good old-fashioned porridge. A great source of slow-burning carbs that gives a steady supply of energy until lunch.

Skechers GORun Ride3

Since reviewing the original Skechers GORun Ride shoe about six months ago, the fast-moving American shoe company has released not one but two new versions and we’re now on the Skechers GORun Ride3. As such, I thought it was worth a quick little updated review.

While the changes between the GORun Ride and Ride2 weren’t much to write home about (from what I could see, the changes were very subtle and mostly to the uppers), the changes with the new GORun Ride3 are more dramatic.

Damart Thermolactyl Crew Neck top

For those of us that insist on training outside even in the depths of a UK winter, thermal kit becomes something of an essential part of the kitbag.

Elivar - Prepare, Endure & Recover

If there’s one thing there’s no shortage of, it’s sports nutrition.  Everywhere you look there’s everything on offer from protein powders to (legal) performance enhancing (or so they claim!) supplements.  But what I hadn’t seen until recently was a sports nutrition range aimed purely at the MAMIL (well, actually the MAFIL as well, but that spoils the line…).

Elivar is a new name on the sports nutrition market, but it is making a niche for itself by targeting the ’35 plus’ market, where the Elivar founders believe that the nutritional needs are markedly different from athletes in their teens and twenties.

Kask Bambino

When it comes to going faster on your bike, most authorities agree that one of the most cost-effective (i.e. speed increase for money spent) investments you can make is in an aero helmet.  Estimates vary on exactly how much time you can save over the course of a triathlon bike course (or, of course, a TT), but compared to spending £1000-plus on an aero wheelset, a couple of hundred pounds on a helmet seems like a bargain.

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