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Post-run nutrition is one of those things I know is important but I’m not the best at keeping up with. I’m definitely not a nutrition professional, but one of the things I remember learning in the Road Runners Club of America coaching certification course was that it’s important to take in protein within 30 minutes of a longer run. (I’d probably heard this before, but it really stuck in my mind after this.)
However, I am not a great planner when it comes to things like this. If I’m doing an early run with other people, I usually don’t leave myself a ton of time in the morning, which means I’m rushing out the door and not prepping something to eat afterward. Then, if I’m not running from my home, I have a drive home — which shortens that 30-minute window if I don’t bring something with me.
So, Science in Sport REGO Rapid Recovery has been helpful for getting post-run nutrients easily.
I received a 17.6-ounce container of the SiS REGO Rapid Recovery chocolate-flavored powder along with a shaker bottle, and a little later, I also received four packets of the strawberry-flavored powder. Three scoops of powder from the canister (50 grams) goes with 500 ml of water. It then needs to be shaken.
Sometimes I felt like I had to vigorously shake it to try to dissolve all the powder, but today, I tried putting in a small amount of water, putting in the powder and then filling the rest of the bottle with water. That worked perfectly! Prior to that, I had sometimes put the powder in first and sometimes put the water in first.
Before trying the powder, I wasn’t sure about how I would feel about chocolate mixing into water, but I liked both the consistency and taste of the chocolate flavor. The canister recommends not mixing the powder with milk, and I did not do that, but the taste reminded me of chocolate milk. I preferred the chocolate flavor to the strawberry, but I still liked the strawberry. I am not sure if I’ve had strawberry milk (if I have, it’s been a while), but that was what I’d guess the drink tasted like.
I brought some of the mixed drink to a long run in Vienna, which is about 25 minutes away from my house and to a run on the Algonquin Cross Country Trail, which is about 20 minutes away. I also brought one of the packets to mix in with my drink after the Run for the Animals Half Marathon.
It’s tough to measure the exact effect of the powder, but I like knowing that I’m taking in protein, and I have felt good about my running over the past few weeks in particular.
Some of the stats highlighted on the website are that each serving has 23 grams of carbs, 20 grams of protein and 1.5 grams of electrolytes. Each serving is 190 calories. These numbers are the same for both the chocolate and strawberry-flavored products, and there’s also a vanilla flavor with the same information.
I don’t have dietary restrictions, but the REGO Rapid Recovery powder is also vegetarian, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free and nut-free.
Learn more about the REGO Rapid Recovery powder on the SiS website. Here’s an excerpt from the site: “Rapid replenishment of your glycogen stores and the provision of protein helps you to get the most from your training and prepare you for your next session.”
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A 17.6-ounce canister, which has 10 servings, is normally priced at $20 but is currently on sale for $13. The discount code brings that price down to $11.70. Shipping is free with orders over $49, so if you’re interested in checking out another Science in Sport product, check out my review of the GO Hydro Tablets.
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