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Fueling Winter Adventures: Nourishing the Creative Spirit in Endurance Sports

Fueling Winter Adventures: Nourishing the Creative Spirit in Endurance Sports As winter sports enthusiasts gear up for another season of adrenaline-pumping adventures, a new film promises to inspire not only a love for the mountains but also a deeper connection to the creative spirit within. Moving Line, a project by Black Mountain Productions, takes us on a journey through the rugged mountains of Colorado, where three amateur skiers not only conquered challenging terrains but also discovered the transformative power of art in the great outdoors. In the spirit of this upcoming film, we explore the importance of fueling for endurance winter sports using Flow Formulas – a combination of an endurance high-carb drink mix, a recovery drink mix, and a high-carb gel mix....

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Fueling Success in the Lifetime Grand Prix: A Tale of Four Racers

Competing in the Lifetime Grand Prix (LTGP) is a monumental feat that demands peak physical performance over an extended season. It's a challenge that requires not only exceptional training but also meticulous attention to nutrition. Some of the accomplished racers of the 2023 LTGP shared their insights into how Flow Formulas played a role in their success. Haley: The Power of Effective Fueling Haley Smith on Team Maxxis Factory Racing returned to the LTGP for her second year in a row. She emphasizes the significance of nutrition in sustaining peak performance throughout the demanding season, enabling racers to race harder, train more effectively, and ultimately, perform better. In her own words, "Having the on-bike nutrition dialed has been a huge factor...

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Cycling versus Running: How #FueledByFlow Athlete Austin Metz Adjusts his Strategy

When it comes to endurance sports like running and cycling, fueling your body adequately can make all the difference in performance and overall experience. Whether it's a short sprint or a long-distance event, the nutritional needs of your body vary between these two activities. Cyclist and runner Austin Metz delves into the nuanced fueling differences between running and cycling, drawing insights from his personal experiences and strategies that he has been refining over the years. Running: The Under 10K Mark For shorter running events, those under 10 kilometers, the fueling strategy takes a focused yet essential approach. Austin begins the day with a small, balanced breakfast consisting of an English muffin topped with peanut butter, honey, and banana. This combination...

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A 330km Ride Across the Gaspésie Peninsula - How Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette Avoided Bonking on this Extraordinary Journey

Just recently I was on the other side of this fence... I was reading articles on how to fuel properly for long endurance events / races. I’d read some interesting stuff about how Tour de France riders were fueling or how Olympic Marathon runners were planning their fueling strategy. To be honest, I did not relate to any of that. The people who were at the center of these articles were out of reach, followed by dieticians, had all the resources they wanted and I just couldn’t identify myself with them. But what I did know was that I had to eat a lot more than what I was currently doing. Earlier this summer I had been tackling some of...

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Casey and Kerry claim top 5 finishes at U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships

July 2023 - Mountain Bike National Championships Written by Casey Hildebrandt  "It was a great week at the Mountain Bike National Championships at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. The weather was hot and humid from arrival through XCO racing on Saturday. The course was a proper XCO course with ski hill and singletrack climbs paired with technical, rocky descents back down the mountain.  With the heat index reaching 105° the nutrition and cooling strategies were out in full effect. Before the start of the pro women’s race, we were notified that the final two races of the day (pro women and men) would be doing four laps instead of the five planned laps. I started with an ice sock...

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