Huge Benefits Gained From Using PURESPORT15 Mar 2012
By Ben Shaw
I hope this is not too long winded – but the story sort of leads up to the huge benefits I have gained since using PURESPORT.
As a junior athlete in 2010 I competed in Sprint distance events. While I was fortunate to compete in the Elite World Junior and European Championships and gain a 3rd place in the Australian Junior Elite Titles, it was not until I stepped up to the senior ranks that I realised that there was a huge difference in standard between juniors and open athletes. In junior races the swim and bike was so slow that it was relatively easy to run off the bike. When I hit the senior World Cup circuit I realised quickly that the pace was much quicker and it was essential to not only train hard, but to be prepared in all aspects to elicit optimal performance.
In early 2011 I managed three top 10 placings in Asian Cup races, but these races were not of the calibre of the top end World Championships and World Cup races. In the 2011 World Under 23 Championships I built a 1 minute lead on the field on the bike but was caught at 4km in the run leg. Two months later in the Auckland World Cup I managed to be in a bike breakaway with six other athletes that included past World Champions and Olympic medallists. The pace was faster than I had ever experienced and the course was extremely hilly. We put three minutes into the chasing pack. When I started the run I was okay but preceded to get very tired and finished in a depleted state in the medical tent. In both races I drank 2 biddons of water only – no other source of fuel.
After speaking to a friend (triathlete and nutritionist), he urged me to contact PURESPORT. He was certain that their product would be of immense benefit to me. In December 2011 I started using PURESPORT. After one week of use I competed in a Queensland Triathlon series race. My best result in any race in this series had been a fourth after three years of trying. I wanted to race really hard in an attempt to replicate the fatigue I would experience in a World Cup race leading into the run. I led the swim, broke away on the bike and ran the most relaxed I have ever done off a hard bike to win with plenty in reserve. Straight after the race my blood sugar levels were measured and they were perfect.
I have continued to use PURESPORT as an integral part of my training and racing program and the results just keep getting better. Recently, a block of hard training including three races in 2 weeks culminated in an easy 3000m track run in 8.45. I would never have been able to produce such a time previously off the back of such an arduous schedule. PURESPORT has allowed me to race to my full potential, Now I recover very quickly in training and most importantly I have the energy to run strongly off the bike in races.
Thank you PURESPORT for helping me to reach my potential.