I am a typical New Yorker. My work schedule rotates weekly and often within a week. I train when I can and not on a set schedule. I decided on a half Iron triathlon as a training goal. I had no coach then or now to help me. I started using e-fuel after my first 1/2 iron Triathlon. I did not have a good plan on how to properly fuel myself during an event. I had moderate success at the race and continued to use the product. I did not use e-gel at all for the first race. I did a lot of reading on products and tried to change my training and race fueling to improve my performance. My performance has improved and I believe these products have had a great deal to do with it. I have contacted Crank both by email and on the telephone. I have received honest and valuable answers. This is a great company. I just completed the Tupper Lake Tinman, a half iron event. I had my personal record. I absolutely owe these products for this. When I woke on race day, I was feeling nauseous. I was not sure I was going to be able to compete. As race time approached, I was feeling no better. I knew that if I could not fuel during the race that I would bonk. However, my stomach was so upset, I did not think I would be able to consume anything. I finished the swim in my best time but still felt poor. I slugged down an e-Gel and a large drink of water. I then headed out on the bike. There were several times that I was sure I was going to lose my stomach. I kept drinking small amounts of e-Fuel and to my surprise, I was not feeling worse. I never got over the upset stomach, but I was able to add the needed fuel to my body. I know I would not have finished much less have a PR with out these products.