First Endurance rider Trixi Worrack (Velcro-SRAM) claimed victory on the final stage at the Amgen Tour of California yesterday in Sacramento. Worrack finished five seconds ahead of Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits) and six seconds clear of Lauren Komanski (Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air). Going into the final stage, Worrack was three seconds behind overall leader […]

Avoid GI Distress, Cramping, and Bonking – A Fueling Strategy Backed by Research

Endurance athletes often struggle with fueling strategies.  Balancing the consumption of calories, electrolytes and water can be difficult, and many athletes use a concoction of different products from different companies to try and maximize the consumption of carbohydrates, electrolytes and water. They may be doing everything right, but many times are still left with gastric […]

Getting Faster on the TT Bike With Matt Hanson

First Endurance triathlete Matt Hanson spent some quality time in the velodrome recently in preparation for the 2015 season. Read about some of what he learned in terms of aerodynamics and efficiency: First Endurance: What translated into the single most valuable piece of data learned from your experience at the velodrome? Matt Hanson: Properly placed water bottles […]

Ketogenic diet for endurance performance: should I try it out?

By Loukia Lili-Williams, PhD Part I of II. Optimizing the body’s metabolic efficiency has been a quest for many elite endurance athletes. In a previous article, we discussed the long term (macro) adaptations in the skeletal muscle that take place after consistent and repetitive short term (micro) adaptations at the metabolic gene level (Exercise and […]