CAN I EAT TOO MUCH WHILE RACING OR TRAINING?
The short answer is yes!
While we know food is fuel, the reality is that our digestive tracts can only absorb so many nutrients at once. If you overload your system, you will likely end up with GI issues like nausea, bloating, cramps…or worse!
A successful nutrition plan takes into account the amount of calories your system can handle in an hour, and it should also factor in your body’s need for electrolytes, amino acids, water, and protein.
Throughout the year many top international adventure racing teams travel to China to compete in multi day stage races. Normally three words can be used to describe racing in China, unpredictable, hard and hot and Basie Outdoor Quest was no exception. Consisting of 4 days, disciplines included mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, orienteering and abseiling. Each day roughly took 5 to 6 hours and teams are made up of 3 males and 1 female.
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This event is circled on my calendar all year, the World Championship of Multisport is right here in New Zealand, and this year it was my second time competing. The course takes you from the West Coast to East Coast, running over Goats Pass and paddling down the Waimakariri River.
We both knew Red Bull Defiance would be tough. Firstly the terrain, course designer Braden Currie wanted it to mark a new breed of multisport, so if he was aiming for a race with massive ascends, challenging terrain but still requiring speed to win, he hit the mark. Secondly the competition, with over half the field international competitors and several world champions competing it sent chills up your spine just thinking about it.