Reviewing Gu is sort of like reviewing McDonald’s french fries. Pretty much everybody has already tried it. When I was asked to review the product, I didn’t think I had much to offer… then I remembered an idea Shelly and I had last year:
Make a Gu video!
We were inspired by our friend, Jeremiah. He started experiencing chafing issue in the middle of a long run. Since he didn’t have any lube, he pulled a MacGyver (if you’re younger than 30, it was a TV sow from the 80’s) and used Gu with terrific results.
We rounded up the Hobby Joggas and started filming. Here are the results:
As far as the actual Roctane, I did a comparative test with regular Gu. On a long run, I felt more energetic with the Roctane. This will be my gel of choice at Western States later this year. Coincidentally, WS is sponsored by Gu… I anticipate a healthy supply of Roctane. You can check out Gu’s website or Facebook page for the exact details of Roctane, or just watch the video again.
Gu can be purchased at many outdoor, fitness, and running stores, or it can be puchased via Amazon.com here:
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If you happen to work for Gu, my family will soon be taking applications for sponsors for our months-long RV trip where we’ll be attending a slew of running events and holding a bunch of barefoot/minimalist shoe workshops all around the country. When we find a product we love, we’re pretty good at this promotion thing.