Yeah. I'm training for a really, really long race.
The thing about training and racing a really, really long race is that you have to fuel your body to get it to go for that long. Today my ride hurt. I didn't go as fast as I wanted. I was really glad when it was over. But despite the fact that it wasn't the most amazing ride ever, I still totally nailed my goal of the ride today, and that was to dial in my nutrition for race day.
As a Rev3Tri Ambassador I am so fortunate to be sponsored by PowerBar. I have to be honest with you and say that when I first found out PowerBar was our nutrition sponsor this year I was a little apprehensive. I had never used PowerBar products beyond having a PowerBar Performance Energy bar as part of my race day breakfast. It's always a little scary to try new products because what if you don't like them? What if they don't agree with you?
Well let me tell you (if I may) that I have been so pleased with all of the Powerbar products I have been using during my training and racing this season. Here is a quick rundown of my absolute faves...
For my pre-race breakfast I choose this coupled with a whey protein shake and a banana. I love the tangy orange flavor and it goes down so easily. Great energy for race day.
During the race I use a combination of these (in lemon, raspberry and cola flavor)
and these (in Berry Blast, Raspberry Cream, Tangerine and Green Apple).
And of course, my favorite part of the workout...the recovery!! I choose this
or after a really hot workout, this (even though it has the name that shall not be said on it...).
Besides being exactly what you need in terms of electrolytes, fuel and recovery, there are so many flavors to choose from it's really hard to not find your favorites. The other really cool thing about PowerBar is their amazing website. It has a wealth of information on nutrition and fueling for training, racing and recovery. There are a whole bunch of nifty calculators too. My favorite and one I recommend to all of the athletes I coach is the Sweat Rate Calculator. It really takes the guessing out of hydration.
Thank you, PowerBar, for fueling me this season!!