For BattleFrog Xtreme and other multi-lap events, nutrition can make or break your performance. Unlike a short 5k or 5-mile race where nutritional mistakes can easily be overcome, the effects of nutrition on race day are crucial. Furthermore, a mistake early on can have a compounding effect as your body depletes muscle glycogen and desperately tries to refill your fuel tank faster than you are emptying it.
For the past 15 years, I have been married to a Sports Performance Dietitian who’s now the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition for the University Of Texas Athletic Department. It’s an understatement when I simply say, “I really scored big in the relationship department”. It would take hours for me to explain all the amazing benefits I feel I’ve received living with an amazing woman who’s passionate about helping others fuel their body for performance and good health.
World's Toughest Mudder is only three weeks away. With the majority of training complete, it is time to talk about race nutrition. Most have already tuned up their nutrition plans for this year's race but if you are a bit behind or taking on WTM for the first time we are here to help you. Here goes my Who, What, When, Where, and How’s to for WTM race nutrition:
What comes to mind when you hear the word “creatine”? Perhaps it’s the image of a juiced-up bodybuilder, slugging down his muscle-max drink? I’ll admit, that was the perception I had before I really delved into some research. Creatine is one seriously misunderstood supplement that deserves a credible explanation.