Island Boost – All Natural Endurance Energizer – A Gel That’s Not Your Usual Gel

We all go to Race Expos to check out what’s new for us runners. Maybe we look for a sale on our favorite shoes or pick-up one more gel before the race. I look for anything I might have forgot. And, I like to try new products.

At the LA Halloween Rock n Roll 1/2 2012 Marathon this weekend, a product that caught my eye. Island Boost,, a new gel on the market. I don’t know if I would even call it a gel because the consistency is more like water, instead of syrup.

The sample taste good so I had to ask some questions. What’s in it? Why will it help me? Why only 55 calories? What was behind formulating this new product?

In this video Laura, Island Boost’s Formualator, explains her concept behind this product. Some points she talks about are: Creating a product for people with sensitive stomaches and keeping it natural.

I like the fact she uses coconut water as a base. I do like is that it has a more liquid consistency. Maybe it won’t leave me wiping that sticky gel feeling off my hands for miles. Now, I have not tried this product in a race but I frequently use coconut water. As a coach, I say never try something new on race day. But, I am going to test this product at the ING New York City Marathon. I am running NYC to have fun more than race but I am still looking for a good performance. It should be an excellent test of Island Boost. Check out Island Boost on Facebook

Look for a review the in the week following the ING New York City Marathon Sunday, November 4, 2012.

Train Focused, Steve Mackel – Head Coach Sole Runners Full & Half Marathon Training Programs


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