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!

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Wilton Tejada, a USATF Certified Running Coach and Marathoner trains for the Miami Half Marathon with EnduroPacks. He said, "I was so surprised that I wasn't sore from the previous 10 mile run! For sure I thought I was going to be sore and not be able to workout, but this was not the case." Wilton finds EnduroPacks to be the "Perfect Supplement" for him! 

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Lauren Colvin a marathoner and triathlete trains with EnduroPacks and has "barely noticeable" soreness. She has big plans for her 2014-racing season and wants to make sure she gives her body what it needs to fuel and recover from workouts. That being said, she chooses to use EnduroPacks for her training and recovery supplements!

 

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Have you been racing in triathlons for quite some time now, and you're now looking to challenge yourself even more? Maybe it's time to think about becoming a professional triathlete! Here are 5 key elements that will get you on the road to becoming an elite triathlete.

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Not taking care of your GI system is one of the biggest mistakes an endurance athlete can make! Stay on top of your discomfort with these tips from Ironman.com Read More

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 key for hydration

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 Concentrated electrolyte spray
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.

Jesica Salyer From RunOnOrganic.com

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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."

 

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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:

  • Large banana — 121 calories, 31 grams carbs
  • Fig cookies: 2 each — 198 calories, 40 grams carbs
  • Small box of raisins:  — 123 calories, 33 grams carbs
  • Sliced apple — 77 calories, 21 grams carbs, 2 grams fiber
  • Low-fat bagel — 128 calories, 19 grams carbs
  • Hard pretzels — 108 calories, 23 grams carbs (Hint: grab the extra salty kind if you’re a salty sweater in need of extra sodium.)

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: 

  • Help the brain function properly,
  • Heighten concentration and alertness,
  • Boost energy levels
  • Provide support to strengthen the immune system
  • Enhance the uptake of vitamins and proteins and other minerals you are digesting, such as amino acids and proteins, which help athletes recover following exercise
  • Help to re-establish healthy alkaline Ph levels, which is necessary in the body for it to stay healthy

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 info@enduropacks.com.  Or visit our website at www.enduropacks.com . 

 

 

 

HITS Endurance, which produces both the HITS Triathlon Series and HITS Running Festivals, will be offering EnduroPacks one month pack to both men's and women's winners of their upcoming HITS Marble Falls, Texas race on April 26th and other upcoming events.

  

 

 

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