With all the spring season races cancelled, it would be easy to feel frustrated seeing months of personal time committed to training seemingly have gone to waste. You are not alone if your motivation is low right now. Over the next few days we will be sharing a few short interviews from our ambassador community. You can read them here.
Adam rides and races with Ascent Cycling out of Toronto, Canada. xact nutrition have been fueling Ascent's goals since the 2019 cycling season; Adam set off for Europe on a cycling conquest in January, 2020 for three months with his bike. Not bike-packing or randonneurring, but going to places he's always wanted to go to, just to ride his bike...
Ray Zahab describes his July 2019 expedition with Will Laughlin, a West-to-East transect of Death Valley. Crossing the Panamint and Amargosa Mountain Ranges, plus Death Valley itself of-course. And all of this in July, when it's hottest! So hydration strategy was key, and the product they went with was electro2 and electro3 hydration tabs.
This article by Alister Gardner, elite trail runner and co-owner of xact nutrition, draws on his expertise and experience of how to best prepare for race day. It includes eating and carb loading advice to best optimise your fuel reserves pre-race plus helpful advice of how to avoid GI-Stress. Alister describes the advantages of carb loading and how to go about doing it yourself so you can best prepare for race day. The principles are the same for cycling running, triathlon or any other endurance sport race event.