COLLEEN GRAY-HEWETT TRIATHLETE
PH Gels and Powders are THE best for racing and training
I tested with Sean O'Mahoney in 2019 prior to racing Sani2C mountain bike event. My sodium loss level is high (mid-1500's) which helped explain issues I've had with racing and long training days over the years. I have used the the tablets since then but since September have upped my game as PH upped their game. Gels and powder packs are amazing. I was finding the tablets didn't sit well after a long time in the saddle making taking in enough nutrients hard. The powder packs changed this and I'm very happy with this as it keeps me easily on track with my specific plan. The gels have been a total game changer. I couldn't stomach any gels and would try other options to stay carb-fuelled but often could not take anything in and would get quite bonky. The gels taste and texture are perfect. I did my first fondo in 2 years (Covid cancelled everything here in Canada until October) and stuck to a gel every 30 min and one 1500 PH bottle, one 500 PH bottle. No stops. 140km. Super energized through the finish and was top female, TT section winner and 2nd QOM (at age 52) and 6th overall. Then went on to IM70.3 Indian Wells after not racing in years and not running much at all since 2015 back injury. And while the day was hot and the run was not great, my fuelling was spot on strictly using the gels and powder mix (plus one bottle of carb30 on the bike). I needed more salt on the run (dropped my sodium somewhere). And would have liked a PH gel with caffeine option, which I am thinking is coming out. Place 2nd AG and headed now to 2022 Worlds in St. George, UT along with the ITU Olympic Distance Worlds in Abu Dhabi (deferred from 2020). Would like to see the powders also available in a canister or bag with scoop (like the Carb 30). I generally don't like carbs in the bottle but now use Carb 30 for a 75-90 min indoor high intensity cycling session (I coach) and as a supplement to the gels on race day. Finally keeping a nutrition plan simple and effective is easy. As a plant-based nutritionist I also recommend PH to my cycling/triathlete clients.