A couple years ago, I trained for the Boston Marathon and my hydration choice was Accelerade. To be honest, the main reason for making the switch was the taste. The orange flavor of Accelerade tastes like a Cremsicle! I can’t think of a tastier treat for a long run.
On top of the great flavor, Accelerade offers a competitive benefit with their 4:1 carbohydrate: protein formula. It fueled my muscles and mind better than other sports drinks. The protein portion of the fomula increases fluid retention. The carbohydrate with protein combination also helps to decrease muscle damage, which increases endurance!