Posts Tagged ‘carbohydrate drink’

Water…Don’t Gel Without It

Water…Don’t Gel Without It

As trail and ultra trail runners we’ve all used energy gels at one time or another to help fuel our runs. In fact energy gels are the cornerstone for most trail runner’s long training runs and race day nutrition. But if you don’t use them correctly energy gels can cause dehydration and eventually gastric stasis. […]

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Summer months escalate the need for proper hydration. Dr. Dane Treat talks about hydration options in “Water vs. Gatorade”. Exercising for more or less than one hour? Water is adequate up to one hour, sports drinks should be considered if exercising longer than one hour. Carbohydrates. Most sports drinks contain carbohydrates that help you continue […]

Energy Expenditure While Running

Energy Expenditure While Running

When it comes to energy expenditure, our body is designed to utilize three different sources of fuel; carbohydrates (glucose & glycogen), fats, and ATP/CP.  For those of you doing a great deal of distance running, pay attention to the last three rows of this chart as it will be the most important while logging all […]

Vitargo® S2™, the best super carb around!

Vitargo® S2™, the best super carb around!

In the endurance world, there are many nutrition companies that boast big claims that their product will fuel you better, help you run faster, recover quicker, prevent “bonking,” etc. There are so many companies out there, its hard to know which products actually work and which ones are just “hype.” Well there may be a […]