Tag Archives: sports drinks

Homemade Energy Fuel

Homemade Energy Fuel

Q: For someone who is allergic to peanuts, sensitive to caffeine and prefers not to consume too much fructose, do you have any ideas for making your own energy gels or other on-course fuel? Brandon Marsh answers: A: In today’s world, there̵ ...
Electrolytes 101

Electrolytes 101

We are always told to drink more water. But as fit, active people we can’t rely on water alone — even during the colder months. When we’re sweating, we lose electrolytes that must be replaced, or we risk becoming dehydrated. To help ...
Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Q: I have a hot 70.3 on my schedule. What do I need to know about hydration and fueling leading up to and on race day? Brandon Marsh answers: A: This is a common concern and a question we get often. First, it’s important to understand hydration ...
Help! Training for a triathlon is making me fat!

Help! Training for a triathlon is making me fat!

Dear Amy, Is it possible to lose weight while training for a major endurance event? The calories in all of those gels and sports drinks add up! Amy: Yes, it is possible to lose weight while training for a major endurance event. However, gels and spor ...