Travis Vance began his journey into endurance sports in Tough Mudder races. He competed in the 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder, which challenged him but left him wanting more. Now he's racing in half and full (in 2014) Ironman distances and has his sights on turning pro one day. Read more of his story here in our blog and Q and A with Travis.
We set out to help athletes answer the common questions about calories and how the body processes different types of calories from food. The prevalent idea is that an excess intake of calories, meaning consuming more calories than you burn on average, leads to an increase in body fat. This logic is flawed. Calories are a unit of energy and not a nutrient, they have no physical form unlike, for example, fat which is essentially a long string of carbons with hydrogens attached to them.
Sharon Sander is head coach and founder of the Tri Amigos triathlon team based in San Antonio, TX. She grew up watching her father, who was an athlete, and that inspired her to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.