Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Great (Anti) Monkey Butt Experiment

Since me, I, Ich, Yo, am a famous multi-sport blogger and all, I frequently get contacted by people who want me to try their stuff. Often, I say yes. Sometimes, I say no, especially if I suspect their motives/don't trust them.

Recently, the kind folks at the Anti Monkey Butt corporation contacted me and asked if I would like to try their products, and if things worked out, give some away to you, my loyal readers. I jumped at the opportunity. Over my long illustrious history, I have seldom put anything in my shorts that didn't absolutely belong there. I used body glide once in a while, but only if chaffing/sores got really bad. Totally a dude thing fer sure. As my mileage has been getting higher and higher, the return of chaffed arse is imminent. As a matter of fact, I have a few sore spots on my right side now. I received the box in the mail from the AMB people just in time for my long rides this weekend.

From left to right: deodorant, Anti-Monkey Butt Powder, packs of AMB powder, ROHTO eye drops in different flavors, CAR STICKERS!!

Saturday, I rode 63-ish miles on the Silver Comet Trail. I loaded down my chamois with AMB powder, and not knowing what I was doing, I did this before I put them on :-) I went outside on the deck to shake them out and get nekkid. Good thing it was 5:30-ish AM. I rode an evenly paced out and back, trying to save something for my Sunday ride. When I got back to the car, I noticed that my shorts were soaking wet from the sweat, but my chamois was just as dry as it could be. I can't give the AMB powder a thumbs up or thumbs down after one weekend, and truth to be told, its not fair to evaluate based on my current condition, so I'm going to give it a couple of weeks. My first impression is VERY GOOD, however.

Sunday, I loaded up my tri shorts with AMB powder and hit the trail for a two hour ride. Let me tell ya... Even though I held back on Saturday, that was a new definition of pain! It took me almost a whole hour to shake the soreness out of my legs. Every time I hit zone 2 I was crying for my momma. The AMB powder performed very well, again, and I actually felt pretty decent for my 30 minute run off. My legs had recovered well from Thursday's early AM long run.

Overall, I'm pleased as punch with my training for last week. I put in 13 hours of quality training, including 7700 yards in the pool, 119 miles of cycling, and 20.4 miles of running. That's huge for me and is the perfect place to start a recovery week :-)

Over the next coupla weeks or three, I'll review all of the products in my little box of goodies, then we'll do the give away. Stay tuned!

Have a great week, y'all!



Lisa said...

Great job on your training. Glad the AMB worked out for you this weekend. It will be interesting to see what else you have to say about the other items.

Kim said...

Nice workouts wes, and I'm glad your weiner, balls and butt feel good. With all the blogging I do about my wooha and lubrication, you would think ky or some sort of anti-elephantitis product company would contact me. I call BS!

Scott Keeps Running said...

I'm pro-butt.

Runner Leana said...

Glad you are liking it so far. I just got some in the mail and I can't wait to try it out!

Wow, great round of workouts Wes. Nice job!!

Lauren said...

I've heard great things about AMB & LAMB. I keep meaning to find some to buy. Glad to read another good review. I've got 60-ish on the trail on Sunday, maybe I'll find some before then. :)

Sarah said...

Ooh, this stuff sounds fab! I might have to pick some up and try..or wait for my chance to win!

Jess said...

That sounds like an awesome week of training right there. Glad the powder seems to be working out for you.

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
How and the hell do you get to try all of this free stuff? I want free stuff to try:)

I don't have a bike yet...soon though:) So you went ahead and poured the powder down the shorts and all was good! Funny about hitting zone 21 and crying for mamma:) Nice training Wes, keep it up. Well, me and my Jay Lo butt need to go make dinner for the family:) Enjoy the rest of your week!

Stuart said...

That's a solid week of training for sure!

I am seeing AMB everywhere these days!