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Want to win FREE Adidas KOTR 2011 Race Kit?

 

Of course you want it! And you want it bad!

So if you’re feet are itching to join this year’s Adidas King of the Road, for FREE, then this contest is for you.

 

GAME?

Just answer these 2 questions:

- How has Powerade stepped up your game?

- Why do you love Powerade?

 

Contest Mechanics:

1. The contest is open to all Philippine residents only.

2. One comment per reader only. You can submit your answers to the questions only until August 30 (Tuesday), 6:oopm.

3. Two lucky readers will have one each (1) Adidas KOTR Race Kit. They can choose any race category and singlet size & color they want.

4. Winners will be announced in this blog and through my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/journeyingjamesFB

Your answer is judged by its succinctness and truthfulness. Thank you in advance for joining!

Here’s the KOTR 2011 Singlet designs:

You can view of all the details of Adidas KOTR 2011 here.

Btw, if you don’t know what Powerade is, maybe you live in another planet. To know more about Powerade, read on…

Note: Those in parentheses and in Italics are my comments

WHAT IS POWERADE?

  • Powerade is a scientifically formulated sports drink
  • It not only quenches your thirst but also replenishes lost fluid and electrolytes in the body after exercise or any physical activity
  • Fluid replacement is important as it compensates for those which are lost during perspiration or sweating (specially for athletes like us)
  • It’s just 84 calories per (250 mL) serving unlike other sugared drinks which people consume when they are at the gym or when in sports Powerade is a Global brand from the Coca-Cola Company
  • It is made by the Coca-Cola company and is the official sports drink of the Olympic Games and the official hydrators of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Available in three flavors – Berry Ice (red), Mountain Blast (blue) and Orange Burst (orange) to encourage people to drink enough fluids in the form of a sports drink (I like the Moutain Blast flavor the most)

 

Powerade Flavors (Mountain Blast, Berry, Orange)

 

Why are Electrolytes and Carbohydrates Important?

  • Electrolytes are ions which have special functions in our body. Powerade currently has two  – sodium and potassium which help drive thirst and promotes water balance in your system. (Sodium and Potassium are very important nutrients for an athlete)
  • These help prevent being short of breath and muscle cramps so in the end make you become your best self and do better.
  • Carbohydrates in sports drink, in the form of sugar, will give you sustained energy in your sports or exercise and keep those muscles working
  • Water alone will not provide these support to step-up your game and keep playing. (I agree)
  • Athlete  can talk about his personal experience about it during practice/training and while at the game

Is Powerade and Energy Drinks the same?

Though almost all energy drinks give you the promise of feeling energetic and alive to do more, it does not really give your body electrolytes, which are necessary to keeping you hydrated.  You may be able to get a kick out of energy drinks, but you will not have the sustained energy to be able to kick that extra goal unless you drink a sports drink like Powerade.

Why is it important not to get dehydrated?

Dehydration makes exercise feel harder because your heart has to beat faster to get the oxygen and fuel to your muscles that they need. Dehydration can also result in your body temperature increasing during exercise. Sports drinks such as Powerade help to keep your body cool during exercise.

To avoid dehydration and get the most out of yourself and your sports drink, you should drink before, during and after sport. Before sport it is important to hydrate yourself and get fluid into the body. Regular replacement of fluid is the main consideration during any sports event. This can be in the form of plain water for shorter bouts of exercise, but for longer events the fluid should also include small amounts of carbohydrate and electrolytes. Drinking it after a strenuous exercise will help you recover fast so you are ready for the next game.

 

How much should I drink to get hydrated?

Before you can win, you need to know how much you lose. Get on the scales. Weigh yourself, immediately before and after exercise, you’ll get a good idea of how much fluid you actually lose during exercise. The difference in weight is all the fluid you need to replace.

 

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  1. Elvin Evalla
    August 26th, 2011 at 04:47 | #1

    1. Powerade has stepped up my game by giving me the needed boost in my races. My past 3 races wherein Powerade was the Sports Drink in the hydration stations, I got a personal record. It has kept me hydrated and gave me energy to finish the race with a good time as an added accomplishment.

    2. I love Powerade because of its refreshing taste and the energy it gives me in my races.

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  2. Jojo Pauly
    August 26th, 2011 at 05:07 | #2

    powerade step up my games because it is a complete hydration for me its gives me all electrolytes and energy needed for my active training schedule …it also a refreshing drinks that recharge my body lost fluids! —–i love POWERADE because it is the only hydration in the market comes with reusabble sipping gadgets :))similar to expensive hydration bottle out there so everytime i grab a bottle its complete and ready to rock and run with me!

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  3. August 26th, 2011 at 05:20 | #3

    1. Sometime not so long ago when I just reached the 1 hour continuous running mark, I realized that at this point in time, I can already manage muscle aches and pains associated with it. What bothers me is the the lethargy and some sort of “neural tremors” when fatigued. The sad part is that I usually do my running early mornings before going to work and my work requires that I have good muscle control on my fingers – I am a make-up artist! What cured this seeming “nervous” muscles of mine is the introduction, or should I say, the replenishment of lost nutrients and minerals that an hour of running washed out from my system. Taking POWERADE made me both enjoy running and indulging in a creative endeavor after it!
    2. What I love POWERADE above the multitude of sports drinks is that not only it quenches thirst but at the same time refreshes the body.

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  4. Fernando Cabañero
    August 26th, 2011 at 05:43 | #4

    1. Powerade has stepped up my game by giving me an extra power to maintain my pacing and alertness in every race especially in my Ultra’s. Also giving me the strong muscle to finish strong all the races I’ve joined.

    2. The taste is very refreshing and cool that’s why I love the Powerade.

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  5. ambow
    August 26th, 2011 at 06:13 | #5

    1. powerade has helped me sustained the addt’l energy i need in every race i joined

    2. ilike powerade becouse it has the quality of sports drinks i need w/ diff flavors to chose from. at masarap matamis!!!

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  6. August 26th, 2011 at 06:34 | #6

    > How has Powerade stepped up your game?

    For long distance running, water simply isn’t enough. Powerade’s electrolytes enable me to last longer while preventing cramps and dehydration. Regular intake keeps me sharp and focused on the race.

    > Why do you love Powerade?

    Powerade tastes good with just the right amount of sweetness. Every runner looks for it at hydration stations. Kudos to Powerade for its continuous support of the running community!

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  7. mac lactaoen
    August 26th, 2011 at 06:56 | #7

    1. powerade has stepped up my game by helping me maintain my current pace and pushed onward to finish the race.

    2. i love powerade because it provides me energy boost during my runs or a basketball game.

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  8. Engels Precillas
    August 26th, 2011 at 07:08 | #8

    1.) How has powerade step up your game
    when I run before I usually drink water only, then I feel like my stomach is carrying a lot of water that when I jump I can almost feel the water in my belly. making me tired easily. During my first fun run I encountered powerade and it was great I feel like I don’t want to stop running. Since then my run is not complete without powerade. It fuels my system so I keep on going distance with the help of it.

    2.) Why do you love Powerade
    simply because it taste great and with just a sip I feel so alive.
    powerade provides what every runners need for hydration.

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  9. Wilson Ramirez
    August 26th, 2011 at 10:21 | #9

    1. How has Powerade stepped up your game?
    water may suffice the need of hydration but drinking powerade with electrolytes especially when its ice cold during races pushes me to run and finish me strong.

    2. Why do you love Powerade?
    i love powerade because it taste good than other it is like your drinking a juice but not that sweet..

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  10. August 26th, 2011 at 11:44 | #10

    [How has Powerade stepped up your game?]
    It helped prevent dehydration and fatigue with nutrients such as sugars and sodium for energy, and protein for muscle reparation, I’ve enjoyed greater duration and recover more quickly from a high-intensity workout

    [Why do you love Powerade?]
    No other thirst quencher works faster or better than Powerade. Its unique blend of nutrients (glucose, fructose and maltodextrin) helps the body absorb fluid and carbohydrates quickly. No leading sports beverage provides more energy or faster absorption than Powerade

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  11. edward_1975
    August 26th, 2011 at 14:29 | #11

    1. It doesn’t matter how many hours you train, if you’re not properly hydrated you’re not going to perform as well. It’s that simple. Only a well hydrated body can stretch to its potential. You need an adequate intake of fluid to keep your body topped up with enough fluid for overall performance. Factors that can stop you from performing optimally include depletion of glycogen stores in the active muscle, but also as importantly dehydration and hyponatraemia (low levels of blood sodium).
    2. affordable and it’s taste very good.

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  12. August 26th, 2011 at 15:29 | #12

    How has Powerade stepped up your game?

    – Powerade sustained my energy during my training onto my 1st 21km at Run United 2, achieving a 2:10:08 PR. YES!!! =)

    Why I love Powerade?

    - I love Powerade as a sports beverage because it replenishes electrolytes, carbohydrates and vitamins which I sweat out during my fitness activities. It also has variety of flavors and calorie contents. Most of all, I like its nozzle cap bottle which I always bring during my training days and in my actual runs. =)

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  13. August 26th, 2011 at 18:43 | #13

    How has Powerade step up my game?
    Powerade helps me reduce early cramping therefore improves my performance. It does not only hydrates me but gives fast absorbing carbohydrates which my muscle feeds efficiently and gives more energy output.

    Why do I love Powerade?
    Unlike the other leading sports drinks, Powerade tastes great even when not chilled and have no sticky aftertaste. At long distance runs, it also takes a longer time before I feel muscle cramps compared when drinking water or some other brands. I thank Powerade for helping me complete my very first 42.195k at the 35th Milo Marathon Manila Elims with a satisfying PR! =)

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  14. Judy Aguilar
    August 27th, 2011 at 01:11 | #14

    [How has Powerade stepped up your game?]
    When I started embracing the active lifestyle, I sweat a lot. Powerade has sufficient electrolyte and carbohydrate supplies to maintain my optimal performance whenever I push my body to the extreme. The increased performance is the crucial part of the course. When this is overlooked, it leads to lack of concentration, endurance, muscular strength and general productivity.

    [Why do you love Powerade?]
    The body’s fluid status is a truly delicate balance to achieve. By drinking Powerade, I don’t have to worry about dehydration. It has always maintained my body’s temperature regulated and replaced all the lost fluids and nutrients brought by my activities. Plays a very vital role…next to oxygen. It has also kept me from bringing unnecessary supplies when running like salt, candies, gels, etc. Definitely, a life saver!

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  15. thijs achima
    August 27th, 2011 at 04:29 | #15

    [How has Powerade stepped up your game?]
    It sustains me during long runs because of its nutrients. It keeps me from dehydration and makes me feel alive till I reach the finish line

    [Why do you love Powerade?]
    There are lots of energy drinks out there but only Powerade is true to their promises and claims. I use this during trainings and present on my hydration belt during run events. I love the taste and also the shape of the bottle-easy to grip. I’m glad that most of race organizers also trust Powerade. Powerade helps you finish the race!

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  16. August 27th, 2011 at 04:54 | #16

    1. Powerade helped me finish races and keeps me pumped up everyday.
    2. I love Powerade because of its cool taste, great energy booster elements and wonderful flavors.

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  17. RDino
    August 27th, 2011 at 05:34 | #17

    -How has Powerade stepped up your game?
    Powerade helps me sustain my level of performance until I cross the finishline. Particularly for long runs when I’m nearing the end, everything naturally begins for drop. Powerade helps me carry on until the end.

    -Why do you love Powerade?
    Powerade has been very supportive of run events and it allows me as well as other runners to experience personally the benefits it can give not only in terms of performance but more importantly healthwise because it “re-balances” us physically after all those exertions and activities.

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  18. Louie
    August 27th, 2011 at 07:32 | #18

    How has Powerade stepped up your game? – Powerade has stepped up my game in my 21K race especially on my 21K race on Globe Run for Home last March 2011. I dont like the official sport drink of Globe Run for Home because it is carbonated so what I did was carry a bottle of Powerade during the race. Powerade help me replenish my electrolytes and give me the needed carbohydrates without using energy gel. I was able to improved my PR by 4 minutes (1:49) on Globe Run for Home and it is still my PR for 21K even if I did 5 more 21K races after Globe Run for Home.

    Why do you love Powerade? – Honestly, Powerade is what I use in my training run. Comparing the 3 mostly used sport drinks in fun run/races, Powerade is the cheapest and when I buy it in Landmark Trinoma, there is a save 5 pesos tag so it become more cheaper. Powerade is also still nice to drink even is not cold. Before I used different sport drink but when I drink it when it is not cold, I dont like its taste. This two reasons why I switched to using Powerade and Powerade is right now the mostly common used official drink for the most race today in Metro Manila so Im comfortable on drinking it.

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  19. Gideon
    August 28th, 2011 at 04:13 | #19

    How has Powerade stepped up your game?
    - Simple. Powerade ushered me from the first Powerade station up to the finish line of the 35th Milo Marathon. Its my first marathon event and if not for it, I will succumb to cramps and won’t be able to have an official finish time of 4:19.

    - Why do you love Powerade?
    I love it because it enables me to achieve my potential in training and in races. It’s more friendly on the palate even if its not chilled compared to other similar brands. Powerade is also very supportive in races and had sponsored many endurance sports events.

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  20. Jhudann
    August 29th, 2011 at 11:19 | #20

    how has Powerade stepped up your game
    I am a runner and a basketball Player, I live a very active life. Before when I’m on court I used to drink other sports drink. Then I join a fun run, that’s the first time I drink Powerade. I did a very good job of finishing my 5k at 27 mins. So even if its on court or on the road I will always be a Powerade drinker.

    Why do you love Powerade
    It helps me hydrate so I become stronger on my run and on my basketball. It gives me a lot energy to stepped up my game

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  21. August 30th, 2011 at 13:24 | #21

    comments close… thanks for joining the contest!

    winners will be announced on the next blog post

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  22. Angelo Roy Fernandez
    June 14th, 2012 at 11:35 | #22

    Powerade stepped up my game by boosting not only my energy but also my mood during both days of training and sad days in our lives, which is physically and mentally draining.

    I love Powerade because it is not just a sports drink that run for profit but it also supports the welfare and continuous guidance in Filipino athletes, may it be amateur or professional athletes.

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  23. Angelo Roy Fernandez
    June 14th, 2012 at 11:39 | #23

    oops i was late.. ^^,

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