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Michelle's Tahoe 200 Race Report November 18 2014, 1 Comment

The Tahoe 200 started September 5, 2014 and was the first ever 200 mile single loop course in the United States. Circumnavigating the varied terrain around the astoundingly beautiful Lake Tahoe it also had 40,000 feet vertical gain. Runners would have 100 hours to complete the course.

So many variables can impact an ultra and they are exponential as the mileage increases. I planned my dropped bags meticulously, brought the best crew (sister and husband), employed my expert knowledge in hydration and nutrition management, and approached the race with an “I will finish” attitude.

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Miwok 100k and how to run a long Mountain Race June 11 2014, 0 Comments

A successful race does not begin on race day, you must show up at the start line well trained and uninjured. This is especially true in ultra distance events. This post is dedicated to the components of race day strategy and getting from mile 0 to mile 50. I will pull some specific details from my recent Miwok 100K race experience which might have been one of my “smartest” races in recent memory. Miwok 100K is a stout course which has 12,000 feet of vertical and is a Western States qualifier. On race day, using this 8 tip strategy, I passed approximately 148 runners over the last 40 miles of the race to finish in 12:54: 00, surpassing my goal of 13 hours.

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Introducing Electro-Bites! June 12 2013, 0 Comments

Welcome to the Fuel 100 family.  We are excited to introduce our new line of sports nutrition products - Electro-Bites.

 

Tired of fueling your miles with sticky sweet gels? How about dreading another sip of sweet drink from your water bottle? If you're an endurance athlete no doubt you've gotten to an aid station or finished a workout and grabbed the first salty food you could find. We are convinced that's your body telling you something - it needs salt!

 

We created Fuel 100 Electro-Bites to make a revolutionary change in how you fuel during sustained physical activity. Using potato, agave and coconut oil Electro-Bites provide a superb energy source. Electro-Bites also deliver the most important electrolytes – salt and potassium so that you don’t have to take a pill or even mix a special drink loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. All this in one stomach friendly product.

 

No matter the sport, after a relatively short time your body wants something other than sugar, especially when the weather is warm and your sweat rate is high. We challenge you to listen to your taste buds and give them what they crave – Salt!

 

Take Electro-Bites on your next outing -Your next mile is on us.