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If You Are New to Endurance Events like the Leadville 100 Trail You’ll Be Wondering What To Eat

New to endurance events, wondering what to eat for the Leadville 100 - here is a guide written by Dr John Heiss Ph.D. the Director of Sports and Fitness at Herbalife

While individuals often have personal preferences, here is a quick guide to what to eat during an endurance event like the Leadville trail 100 mile mountain bike race or a marathon.

Nearly everyone that starts Leadville has logged the training hours to complete the race.  Those who don’t finish typically suffer from dehydration and improper nutrition during 10 + hours race.  Bloating, nausea, upset stomach, cramping and bonking are no excuses.  Here are 5 endurance nutrition tips to maximize your chances of not only finishing but racing to your potential.

  •  Early and often.  Whatever you eat be sure to eat early and often during competition.  Waiting until you are hungry puts you dangerously close to bonking and inevitably effects performance for the worse.

  • Carbs are king.  There is no myth about “carbo-loading.”  Carbs account for the vast majority of the energy used by the muscles.  Most sports drinks contain some form of sugars which is a good thing.  Recent research indicated a combination of carbohydrates may work best – e.g. maltodextrin (a very rapidly metabolized glucose polymer) and fructose rather than just maltodextrin or just sucrose alone.

  • Keep the tank full.  For longer events especially at Leadville, I recommend 200-250 calories per hour.  Some people (Pro-cyclists, larger men) can accomodate up to 400 calories per hour.  The average 10-hour finisher at Leadville does 150W (remember, it’s at 10,000 feet!) which equates to about 550 calories/hour meaning they will burn about 5,500 calories during the race.  Hence, it’s essential to keep eating whatever you can to keep the gas tank full.

  • Electrolytes.  Electrolytes are important for preventing cramps, support proper muscle function, regulate pH, enhance hydation and facilitate carbohydrate update.  Most sports drinks claim electrolytes – but read the fine print – many sports commissions recommend 500-100mg of sodium/liter during exercise.  Look for well-absorbed electrolytes like sodium citrate.

  • Protein is good.  Protein is still controversial for inclusion in sports drinks.  Most of the studies only look at time-trial simulations between 60-90 minutes and the researchers don’t see significant differences in performance  But we all know, true athletes train day-after-day and need to recover quickly.  It’s quite clear that protein consumption during exercise helps to prevent muscle breakdown and speeds recovery.  During a long event like the Leadville, many racers have great success consuming some protein.  The key here is some.  Look for a drink with a high carb-to-protein ratio, ideally close to 10:1.  Too much protein can cause bloating and research shows protein isn’t well metabolized during exercise – so keep the carbs high and the protein low.

    The official on-course drink at Leadville is Herbalife 24 Prolong. It has a subtle, easy-to-drink flavour, plus provides all the carbohydrates and electrolytes your body needs to sustain during a race like Leadville.

Herbalife 24 Set Up Base Camp for the Leadville 100 Endurance Race

Herbalife 24 have set up base camp for the endurance cyclists taking part in the Leadville 100 endurance race also know as "The race across the sky".  The race is held annually on the dirt roads near Leadville, Colorado, through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. The first race was in 1983 which had only 45 runners, the Leadville Race Series now stretches over 3 months with thousands of  endurance athletes taking part on foot and in the saddle.

If you plan on being in Leadville anytime between now and race day on August 13, and you’re interested in finding out more about the Leadville 100’s official on-course endurance drink, make sure to stop by the Herbalife 24 Basecamp, located just off the main drag on Third Street.

You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the Herbalife flags flying out front of an historic 1870s-era house. Inside, visitors have a chance to sample the entire Herbalife24 performance nutrition product line, including Prolong, which is specifically designed to sustain athletes during extended or intense exercise — ideal for the Leadville 100 !

If you’re looking for a group ride or some pro advice on the Leadville Trail 100, this is the place to be.

The official on-course drink at Leadville is Herbalife 24 Prolong  

It has a subtle, easy-to-drink flavour, plus provides all the carbohydrates and electrolytes your body needs to sustain during a race like Leadville.

The Origin of Herbalife 24 started with Cycling Endurance



The origin of Herbalife 24 started with Cycling endurance.  It was a chance meeting  of a biochemist-turned -entrepreneur, his marketing business partner and Herbalife's Chairman and CEO Michael O.Johnson, they met at the top of Piuma Road on the spine of the Central Santa Monica Mountains.

Perched just above Malibu, California, Piuma Road is a twisty, steep seven mile climb renowned among the Southern California endurance community.  Among thousands from around the world who train on this road Michael O.Johnson, an avid cyclist, met these two unique athletes after completion of the 2009 Piuma Hill Climb Challenge.

Frustrated by the available products within the sports performance nutrition market, the biochemist-turned -entrepreneur and his marketing business partner developed an innovative endurance drink that proved popular and fulfilled the demand of local endurance athletes.

From the moment Michael sampled the drink, an idea sprang into motion to develop a sports performance nutrition product line to meet the specific needs of the Herbalife sponsored teams/athletes and also to extend that to a broader audience to achieve Herbalife's goal of promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

From this chance meeting of Cyclists - Herbalife have turned it into something really BIG "Herbalife 24"

Endurance Athletes Need Fuel 24/7

Here are some ideas from Dr John Heiss on how to eat to compete - 5 Reasons why endurance athletes need fuel 24/7

1.  Athletes need to fuel up in the morning, since their stored fuel reserves will have dropped during an overnight fast.  Training and racing take a toll on the body, and starting the day with a healthy meal balanced with carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals provides a solid nutritional foundation for performance.

2.  Hydration is an essential need all people share.  Because hydration directly impacts athletic performance, it is even more important for athletes to keep fluid levels topped off – especially during an event as demanding as a multi-day tour when cyclists can lose multiple litres of fluid in a single stage. Hydration is essential, as are electrolytes – important body salts which support proper muscle function and help regulate body temperature.   It’s important to hydrate during the event, but also important to sip fluid throughout the day to fully rehydrate before the next stage.  Sports drinks provide not only necessary fluid, but also electrolytes that have been lost through perspiration.  Sports drinks contribute carbohydrates, too, to help fuel working muscles during the event.

3.  Carbohydrates are the primary fuel during exercise and they’re essential to keep the body running.  In an endurance race, calories are king and getting enough is essential for performance.  Making sure to get plenty of carbohydrates both before and during the race is key, and proper nutrition on the bike also helps shorten recovery time, which is very important in a multi-day event.  In addition to carbohydrates, a small amount of protein during exercise can help speed recovery.

4.  After a race, the body needs the right ratios of carbohydrates and protein to begin recovering.  Recovery is two-fold, and requires carbohydrate for replacing glycogen stores as well as protein for rebuilding damaged muscle.

5.  Supplementation in a race is essential, as the nutritional needs of cyclists are so extreme that they can’t be met with food alone.  But that being said, it is important to keep in mind that supplementation is just that – a supplement to a regular healthy diet.  Every athlete should get the majority of their calories and nutrients from whole foods, primarily healthy sources of healthy carbohydrates – whole grains, fruits and vegetables – and protein from lean meats, poultry, fish, low fat dairy products and plant sources such as soy.

Written by Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD. Susan is a paid consultant for Herbalife.  Susan put this article together in May 2011 when professional cyclists were racing down the coast in the Tour of California.

Fuelling 24/7 applies to all athletes taking part in endurance sports, whether it's cycling, marathons, triathlons any sport in fact, where the athlete requires endurance rather than quick bursts of physical exertion.