Curious as to what other endurance athletes eat? Find out what elite distance runner, Olympic Trialist, and EnduroPacks ambassador, Tina Muir eats in a regular day!
SODIUM FACT: Sodium acts together with POTASSIUM to maintain proper body water distribution and blood pressure (which is important for endurance athletes), and is therefore a key component for rehydration.
SODIUM is also important in maintaining the proper pH balance and to facilitate the transmission of nerve impulses. People with pronounced losses of sodium through heavy perspiration or diarrhea may experience decreased blood volume and a fall in blood pressure that could result in shock.
EnduroPacks, Inc. offers the highest quality sports nutrition to aid in the recovery and performance of endurance athletes. After extensive research by its team of professional athletes and industry experts, EnduroPacks has identified the most effective products in the most efficient forms. Each pack contains a 30-day supply of four essential products, a Liquid Multivitamin, Concentrated Electrolyte Spray, Essential Amino Recovery Patch, and the L-Glutamine Recovery Complex. EnduroPacks products are GLUTEN-FREE, manufactured in the USA, contain no GMOs, and are 100% vegetarian.
Avid runner and organic health writer at runonorganic.com, Jesica Salyer tells us about her experience with the EnduroPacks Vitamin and Mineral Replacement System while training for her first marathon.
Jesica says, "I’ve noticed that I can maintain the rigorous running intermixed with lots of moves like lunges, squat jumps, push ups and burpees without getting sore and requiring a full day of rest. I believe EnduroPacks have helped minimize my recovery time and fuel me up properly."
The following product review appears on Fitegg.com , a triathlon gear review site. They have reviews on running shoes, road bikes, and swim equipment and many others as well.
FitEgg says, "EnduroPacks has created a mixture of products specifically designed to help you meet the demands of serious training. The component parts have been researched and formulated to ensure they work together. Even more helpful to many of us... your monthly supply is delivered directly to you... so if you’re one of the people that frequently forgets to take your vitamins or forgets to buy more when you run out, this could simplify your life."
In order to run 26.2 (or even 13.1) miles without hitting 'the wall', you’re going to need to eat something to refuel along the way. Most runners have resorted to popular Gels or chews, which are often consumed repeated over the course of your run and have the benefit of being easy to transport. But as you likely know, these products can be overly sweet and gooey in consistency. Increasingly runners are seeking alternatives to these overly sweetened products, like natural foods which are less likely to cause bodily issues such as GI issues.
The trick is to find foods which are a source of carbohydrates and protein, yet are relatively easy to transport. Also, try to keep your carb intake during each hour of a long run between 30-60 grams per hour, so once you find some real foods that work for you, tally up the total carbs to make sure you are taking in enough.
Here are a list of some alternative carbohydrate fuel sources for runners:
It is important for runners to realize that as they sweat, they not only lose water from their bodies, but valuable minerals that need to be replaced in order for the body to continue to function properly. Mineral replacement during a long run is essential for the body to continue to process the fuels necessary to perform at increased levels of intensity. Sodium and potassium are minerals most associated with electrolyte replacement products, but there are numerous other minerals in the body essential for proper bodily function and performance that should be replaced.
Athletes need at least 13 of these electrolyte-forming trace minerals to have the body function properly. And you can’t just buy these minerals in a store and put them into your food or take them as a supplement. They need to be in just the correct amount to:
You can find out more about the how athletes can benefit from mineral replacement and the trace minerals found in our concentrated electrolyte spray in “Fueling For Peak Performance", by Nina Anderson (SPN). To obtain a copy, write us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit our website at www.enduropacks.com .
Whether you are new to 'healthy living' or just want to research to find out more, we wanted to give you some helpful links so you can eat and train right. Find out more here...
During the 30-day trial period, Eli Cohen (Team Director of Big Pistachio Racing) measured his Heart Rate Variability (known as HRV) and had his blood Hematocrit levels (HCT) tested pre and post trial. Read on to hear what he found out from these test results following his 30 day trial.
We want to share with all athletes out there the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Should you go gluten-free? Is it hard? What exactly is gluten? Lindsay Cotter, gives us the facts about gluten-free diets for athletes. Everyone should give it a try and see for themselves.
The average amateur triathlete trains approximately 10-20 hours per week. Cycling usually occupies fifty percent of the athletes training time, and may result in a number of overuse injuries. One of the most common non-traumatic injuries sustained by cyclists is neck pain. Neck pain may be caused by a number of factors...Read More
Recently, EnduroPacks put their products to the test using a neutral third party and respected Elite-level triathlete and coach, Chris Hague. (Watch the youtube video for more details)
Chris Hague (of Wattie-Ink Triathlon Team and Tri-Swim Coach) participated in a one month trial of the EnduroPacks sports nutrition products, and confirmed that their mix of vitamins and nutrition offered a number of benefits that would aid endurance athletes during their training.Read More