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  • Facing the Bear 100

    Being Challenged In Life Is Inevitable, Being Defeated Is Optional. -Roger Crawford

     

    Here we go again, another year, another 100 mile race report. Ready or not …

    The Bear 100 history:

    • This was the 20th running of the race.
    • It’s a point-to-point race starting in Utah and ending in Idaho. 
    • Mix of dirty roads and technical trail. 
    • 21,000 feet of vertical gain in 100 miles.
    • Notorious for having VERY off years in weather. 
      • 2014 saw almost 12 hours of straight rain through the night with a trail of runner carnage.
      • 2016 saw tons of snow forcing the race director to cut the course in half and turning runners back home at the half mark. 
    • It was my year to test Mother Nature and that nasty Bear.

    Knowing I needed to run another 100 mile race in 2018, I teamed up with 3 friends to run something together to turn it into a fun “guys weekend”. The lunacy of another ultra adventure was afoot. A huge thanks to my amazing sponsors, Fuel 100, who have had my back through thick and thin. 

    The race filled quick, but my registration was accepted just in time. As time ticked on early in the year, one of my friends, AJ, decided to float his entry to another person and would instead come out and crew/pace rather than race (I now had a pacer and crew). Things were looking up and I was excited.

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  • Finding the Fire (Again)

    As a serious lifetime runner, I find myself in the ultimate runner’s struggle.  I can’t find a reason to get my running shoes on. I’ve tried every scheme that my extensive tool box offers.  It's odd for me because for 35+ years running has been a defining characteristic of *me.* I started running, along with my sister before being a wife and mother, before being an adult.  Through the years running was the constant.  Sure, there were times when motivation waned or life got too busy but never for very long.

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  • 2017 World Snowshoe Championships

    2017 World Snowshoe Championships - Joe Geezi's Race Report Snow Runnin' for GOLD It has been a looong time since I put on a pair of snowshoes a...
  • Fall Endurance Hill Workouts

    Endurance hill workouts can get you ready for your fall races. Don’t fear the hill, Fuel100 Electro-Bites gives you the tips to train like a pro. Photo Source: telegraph.co.uk

    Hill workouts are a great way to build strength and endurance for the fall running season.  For many, the thought of a strenuous hill workout can bring hesitation, but it doesn’t have to.  Follow these tips from Fuel100 and conquer endurance hill workouts – your fall races will thank you!

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  • 5 Running Tips from U.S. Olympic Distance Runners

    Follow these running tips from Olympic distance runners and coaches and learn ways to improve your training and race-day performance. Photo Source: vacationhomerentals.com

    With the Summer Olympics still a recent memory, Fuel100 Electro-Bites thought it would be fun to see what we could learn from some of the best runners and coaches in the world.  These running tips from American athletes and coaches can help inform your training program and race schedule as you prepare for the fall running season.

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  • How Riders Eat on Grand Tour of Cycling

    Endurance nutrition is a science; learn what it takes to perform at the highest levels of the cycling world. Photo Source: npr.org

    Fuel 100 is all about giving you what you need to succeed in whatever endurance race or training you choose.  Because of our passion for all things endurance, we thought it would be fun to see what a day in the nutritional life of some of the most extreme endurance athletes might look like.  We will use the Tour de France as the endurance nutrition laboratory for a closer look inside the life of a world-class cyclist.

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  • Sitting All Day is Killing You

    Sitting all day is killing you. Take back your life and improve your health by taking a few minutes during your day to move. Photo Source: losefatbellydiet.blogspot.com

    There is a library full of empirical research showing the detrimental effects of sitting all day. We sit all day at work and school, we spend hours in front of the TV, and many of us spend hours on their screens playing video games or texting.  Our sedentary habits are accentuating old injuries and creating dangerous new health problems.  The solution?  Get moving!

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  • Fueling for Endurance Cycling

    Endurance cycling requires training and practicing your race-day routine, don’t forget to test and practice your fueling strategy as well. Photo Source: active.com

    You know your training distances and splits.  Your calendar outlines your training days and rest days.  Now that your endurance cycling race is just around the corner, have you practiced your fueling strategy?  You should.

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  • Superfood Seeds – Nutrition for Athletes

    Superfood seeds can power your workout and recovery. Try adding these seeds to your diet and get a natural boost. Photo Source: naturalbalancefoods.co.uk

    We are all looking for that training edge.  The fuels that power our workout and race are a good place to look for that edge.  Superfood seeds can be one way to maximize the nutritional value of your training diet.  Consider adding these seeds to your current nutritional plan, these superfood seeds will help combat free radicals and promote post workout recovery.

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  • Build Endurance for Your Summer

    Summer is here and you will want to get outside and enjoy the weather and comradery of friends and family.  The only problem is that winter and a hectic work schedule has reduced your fitness level.  Not to fear, build endurance needed for your summer adventures with these fitness tips.

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