You train hard, you focus on the right aspects of intervals, speed, and distance. You spend hours in the pool, on your saddle, and in your running shoes. We know that your goal – be it a sprint or full Ironman – is important to you! You are dedicated, and we realize it. You’ve written a race plan and you are ready to go. Race day comes, and you are expecting a PR based on all of your effort leading into the race. However, if you didn’t hit your expected race times, your race day fueling strategy might be the culprit.
This may not seem intuitive because you used products that you used during training, but pursuing insight into your fueling strategy may very well be the bump you need to take your performance to the next level.
With a consultation from our race day fueling expert, you can expect to maintain your energy for the duration of the race (or tough workout)! This is a different service from ‘nutrition consulting’ because your race day fueling strategy is about dialing in your specific fueling needs for race day. And this system is based on important metrics such as sweat rate, caloric needs and more as they play out for you during a race.
The goal of working with our race day fueling expert is to help you go the distance without bonking during a training session or on race day. Every athlete is unique and has different fueling requirements, and as such, you can expect to have an initial consultation with our race day fueling expert, complete a detailed intake and evaluation form that will explore sweat rate, caloric needs, current products, opportunities in training for trials with correct amounts of fluids, electrolytes, and other fueling strategies. Through this information as well as providing our race day fueling expert with which race(s) you want to ensure you have your fueling strategy dialed in, he will make recommendations to try during training. These recommendations will continue until a satisfactory plan is developed for the identified race.
An evaluation and strategic plan for a single race – $200 ($165 for D3 Athletes). A second (and all subsequent races) are $165 ($125 for D3 Athletes).
We are confident in our ability to help you develop a race day nutrition and fueling strategy that will help you stay energized, avoid bonks, and sustain through to the finish line. One or two race evaluations will do the trick!
Sessions are conducted via e-mail, phone or Skype.
Nick Suffredin is our go-to expert for race day fueling. His experience in the human performance laboratory at the Gatorade Science Institute sets him apart! He incorporated components such as sports nutrition, sports psychology, exercise physiology, motor behavior, biomechanics, and strength and conditioning into his targeted research testing elite professional athletes to enhance their hydration and nutrition intake to improve their performance.