Posts Tagged ‘hydration’

Body Bottle – Product Review

Body Bottle – Product Review

If you don’t take immense pleasure from the pain caused by traditional hard bottles rubbing and banging on your clavicle you’ll like the Body Bottle. The Body Bottle is almost too simple to get excited about but after trying two of them out in my Ultimate Direction SJ Vest for a week I took them […]

Tailwind Nutrition

Tailwind Nutrition

Introduction How often would you say that fueling and nutrition has impacted your race-day performance? 50%? 75%? Do you struggle finding the right things to eat and drink during a race? Like anyone else, I too have spent my fair share of time and money trying to figure out what combination of gels, chews, electrolytes […]

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. […]

SJ Ultra Vest by Ultimate Direction

SJ Ultra Vest by Ultimate Direction

When Ultimate Direction announced the Signature Series line of hydration vests last Fall it created a lot of buzz among trail and ultra runners. Not only did Ultimate Direction already have an almost cult following for their hydration systems but having Anton Krupicka, Scott Jurek and Peter Bakwin, three of the most successful, most well-known […]

A Summer Post-Workout Beverage Worth Considering

A Summer Post-Workout Beverage Worth Considering

The weather is warming up and hot weather running is well underway. Sure, we could drink sports drink to rehydrate and replace electrolytes after a workout, but there’s another option worth considering. It’s tomato juice. New research published in the Nutrition Journal points to tomato juice for having the potential to reduce stress related to […]

Electro Mix is an portable, inexpensive electrolyte replacement product.

Electro Mix is an portable, inexpensive electrolyte replacement product.

Endurance athletes are always looking for portable products to carry with them on long rides, runs and during events. It is vital to keep our body in balance and replace any electrolytes lost during exercise. I have found this awesome, portable product by Alacer Corp. called Electro Mix. It comes in individual packets for easy […]

Be safe out there in this heat!

Be safe out there in this heat!

We’re having a heat wave and…water is key! The human body is made up of mostly water. In fact, it is 90% water, and 70- 75% of your body weight is made up of water! Water is your body’s most important nutrient, because it is involved in every bodily function. Water helps maintain body temperature, […]

Summer Running

Summer Running

Summer temperatures are on the rise and there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid becoming a victim of heat related illnesses. Knowing how to properly hydrate, deciding when is the best time to train, and recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat related illness will make your summer running season safer […]

How Do You GU?

How Do You GU?

Since 1991 Berkeley, California based GU Energy Labs has been fueling athletes around the world. If you’re an endurance athlete it’s likely you’ve sucked down a packet of GU Energy Gel at one time or another. Over the past few years GU Energy Labs has also expanded their products to include premium energy sources like […]

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 […]