Tag Archives: Nutrition

What is Spartan SGX?

If you have ever run a Spartan Race, you will have probably heard about Spartan SGX or have seen some of the propaganda in the festival areas at one of their races.  Many times, there will be a certified Spartan SGX coach running a warm-up session just prior to your start time, Spartan will be hosting SGX events nearby, or a local gym will be advertising that they are SGX certified. The question is, what exactly is Spartan SGX, and what can it do for you?

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MTS Nutrition Peak Physicor Review

As time has progressed and we’ve gotten to know some of our fellow OCRAddicts, we have begun to receive lots of questions about what we use to be ready for and be successful on race day. From our gear, our shoes, race day nutrition, and lately with our partnership with Tiger Fitness we are getting asked about supplementation. After some deliberation and pondering, I decided I’ll dive into a multi-part series of the surprisingly personal category that is supplementation as well as going through my primary stack, 'supplemental' supplements, and some items that will find their way with me on race day. Please note I am not, nor do I pretend to be a medical doctor in any capacity. So please consult a medical professional before starting any physical and/or supplement regime.

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Ultra Beast Day Nutrition

This is a deeply personal piece for everyone, but we have been getting a lot of requests for this as we approach our next Ultra Beast in the great Garden State (NJ). In this, I will cover my race day usages and recommendations as a baseline. It is up to you on how you would like to tinker with the specifics, or what you use.

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Should You Stop Drinking Coffee (Caffeine) the Week Before a Race?

Listen, we all do crazy things leading up to a big race or event. The truth is, many of us decide to cut things out of our normal routines the week of, or the week before. However, changing things up can do more harm than good if you haven't taken the time to think it out properly. Personally, I know there isn't going to be a Dunkin' Donuts at the top of Killington, but that doesn't mean I am going to cut the coffee the week of the race.

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CLIF Organic Energy Food (Before) Review

We all know that there are a ton of people that travel for OCR, myself being one of them. The issue I typically have when traveling for a race is race day nutrition. Many of the early heats runs have me starting early in the morning and hungry. There aren't a lot of reliable options for food on the morning of race day if you are traveling, unless you pack your own. The last thing you want to have is stomach issues in the starting coral. CLIF thinks they have a solution for the weekend warrior that will get you battle ready and ensure that your morning will be a predictable one.

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Carb Science for Race Week

Many runners have learned the benefits of carbing up the week of a big race. What many of us haven't figured out is the right balance of carbs and quantity to keep our bodies and energy levels in good form.

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