My X2Performance Update

x2 package

A couple of weeks ago,  I announced that I had been selected as a Brand Ambassador for X2Performance®. Once I got my samples, I immediately put it to the test on a long run, double workouts and hill repeats. I was off to a good start with it – if you missed it, you can read about it HERE.

I’ve continued to test X2Performance on a variety of workouts and with yesterday’s track workout I’ve now wrapped up my trial, and I couldn’t wait to share an update.

Overall I have been really pleased with my experience with X2Performance! I can honestly say that it did provide a nice energy boost (as I described to a friend – extra pep in my step!) without any jittery side effects.  Equally nice was the fact that I didn’t feel like the energy boost provided was short-term – no quick spike followed by a crash. On the days I used X2Performance, I felt solid throughout my workouts.  I did have one u-g-l-y long run last Saturday – but that was much more about me not being able to get out of my own way mentally…no amount of x2Performance was going to turn that run around – let’s be honest it’s not a miracle worker!

X2Performance also promises to improve recovery — and, for me, this was one of the biggest benefits. For a variety of reasons, I have needed to shuffle my workouts over the past couple of weeks, which left me sometimes needing to do double workouts in one day or running back to back to back days. Usually my 40+ year old legs (ahem!) don’t love multiple days of running (especially when hill repeats are involved!), but with X2Performance I found I was feeling good post-run and was ready to go again the next day.

So will I continue to use it? Yes – with one caveat. Depending on which order option you choose, X2Performance can cost $3.99 – 4.99 per serving and honestly that’s just a little too steep for me on a regular basis. However, I could see making that investment if I had a big “A” race I was training for, which is why I plan to use it consistently when I start training for my goal half marathons in the fall. I’m really curious to see how it might help with my long run recovery during the summer months.

Don’t forget you can still get a free trial 4-pack to try for yourself! Click HERE for details (There is a $5.95 shipping charge).

 Have you ever tried a pre-workout supplement?

 (As a brand ambassador, I was provided product and am being compensated for participating in this program. As always all opinions expressed here are my own, and I am not obligated to share a positive review. The statements on the product have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.)

signature

Training Check-in Week 6

So for a brief moment I thought about skipping this week's check-in - Why? Because I didn't want this to turn into a whine-fest about what a disaster my 10-mile attempt was on Saturday. I'll not bother to re-hash the details accept to say that I … [Continue reading]

Friday Five (OK it’s actually 4 today)

It is Friday once again and it's finally starting to feel like spring around here! Whoot whoot! Before I rush out the door for what looks like a pretty nutty day ahead, a little of this and that to share  ;-) Nominated! So my little ole blog's … [Continue reading]

Changing race plans

quote-art_16791-0

At the beginning of March, I mentioned that I was working with Coach Bennett to revise my training to set me up for a stronger fall race season. After a fairly craptastic winter, I really needed to take a step back, re-access some goals and decide … [Continue reading]

Training Check-in Week 5

Good Monday Morning! Today is a rare Monday rest day - and after 3 straight days of running, including hill work, my legs are happy to have a break! And as it turns out, my youngest who's been down sick all weekend is home today from school :( … [Continue reading]

Let’s grab coffee together!

coffeedate

This morning I'm happy to be linking up with Jill, Nikki and Lynda for the first monthly Ultimate Coffee Date! I have always enjoyed reading virtual coffee date posts - they're a fun way to connect and share with others.  Who doesn't enjoy … [Continue reading]

Stepping up training – X2Performance

X2_FreeTrial_LandingPageImage_Gym_1024x1024

I'm always looking for a way to work smarter and maximize my workouts, so when I was contacted about being a brand ambassador for X2Performance® as part of a limited time program, I was very intrigued. I had first heard of X2Performance when Beth … [Continue reading]

March Rewind

Ah another month coming to a close. And while I got off to a slow start, things definitely improved as the month went on. Good things for March: While I missed my goal of the #FFMarchMiles 100 mile challenge, my mileage is the highest it's been … [Continue reading]

A Run in Numbers

pond shot

9 -- miles 42 -- degrees 5 -- hills 2 -- ponds along the route 1 -- train tracks crossed 6 -- friends who beeped when they passed 1 -- "Go mom!" yelled by my son as he and J drove by on the way to lacrosse practice 3 -- very … [Continue reading]

Training check in – Persistance

Persistance

Ever have one of those weeks where despite your best intentions things just don't go as you'd hoped? Yeah well that was this past week for me from a workout perspective. And, while I did beat myself up ever so briefly yesterday, there's no value on … [Continue reading]