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How to Avoid Gut Rot

Words from our Co-Founder - Mark Flis In my fifth season of racing cyclocross, I still had not figured out my fueling strategy.  Post-race my stomach was always uncomfortable and bloated, to the point where traditional post-race recovery beverages were unappetizing. I submitted to the fact that ‘cross gut was inevitable, just part of the process of a one hour intense effort. Then in 2014 I went on a road trip with Jamey to a cyclocross race outside of Los Angeles.  The fueling strategy I learned from Jamey instantly solved my gut rot issues.  While we’re sharing a story about a cross race, these same principles can be applied to running, other types of cycling; anything in that 30 –...

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Fueling for a 6 Day MTB Stage Race at 9,500ft

Our riders, Jamey Driscoll & Ali Flis, tested their physical & mental limits at Breck Epic this past month.3 Tips from our Team on Fueling for Mountain Bike Stage Races 1. Pack singles of Asend for aid stations. Fill up your hydration system with water and add your favorite flavor. A big mountain bike race day is not the time to experiment with new nutrition. 2. Before the big days, try out all your race food. We fueled with Nutella sandwiches, Honey Stinger Waffles and gummies (not the illegal kind, although that might have been fun). 3. Recovery is key to sustaining performance for the entire week. Within an hour of finishing a stage, mix up an 8 oz. bottle...

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