Kristen ZaitzKristen Zaits

  • 2016 Austin 3M Half Marathon 1st, CR
  • 3-time Olympics Trials Qualifier including 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials
  • 2014 3rd (1st American) California International Marathon
  • 2012 25km Championships 9th
  • 2010 World Half Marathon 39th

Why First Endurance?

I choose First Endurance because I can count on the products to give me the proper hydration and nutrition I need both during training and racing.  In the past I have had GI distress using other brands performance nutrition, First Endurance has eliminated this. It also gives me peace of mind to know I’m putting clean and healthy products into my body that will make a difference, whether I’m out for a long run, doing a hard training session, or racing.  First Endurance makes great tasting products too, that make taking nutrition while training or racing easy!

Running Nutrition Plan

RACE DAY BREAKFAST: – same as my training days

Take  Optygen HP (depending on where I am at in my season) with my meal, along with 3 FE Multi-V’s

Brown rice cake with 2 TBSP. of Mara Natha peanut butter and some honey, paired with a banana and a cup of decaf coffee. 

I always have my FE Cappuccino Ultragen immediately after I finish my morning training session. 

I follow that up an one- two hours later with a larger meal.  

 DURING MARATHON

About 20 minutes prior to the start of the race I take 1 oz. EFS vanilla liquid shot with 3 oz. water mixed with 1 scoop of EFS Pre-Race.

Elite athletes are allowed to have up to eight bottles out on the course (approximately every 5k). 

My coach makes bottles that are easy to spot and grab off of the tables. (bottles have colorful duct tape and First Endurance stickers)

Bottles are filled with a ratio of 1oz vanilla EFS liquid shot and 3 oz. water. 

I also carry an EFS liquid shot flask in my hand that contains: 1 oz. EFS liquid shot + 3 oz. water +  1 scoop of EFS Pre-race. every 10K.

After my race I make sure to get two scoops of FE Cappuccino Ultragen mixed with water in as soon as possible to ensure proper recovery and do not go into depletion.

 

RACES 10 mile to 25k

About 20 minutes prior to the start of the race I take 1 oz. EFS wild berry liquid shot with 3 oz. water mixed with 1 scoop of EFS Pre-Race.

I also carry an EFS liquid shot flask in my hand that contains: 1 oz. EFS liquid shot + 3 oz. water +  1 scoop of EFS Pre-race.(take at halfway) 

After my race I make sure to get two scoops of FE Cappuccino Ultragen mixed with water in as soon as possible to ensure proper recovery and do not go into depletion.

 

Hard workout or hard long run:

 I will mimic a race in terms of when I take my EFS liquid shots and Pre-race

 

 “Time on feet” (easy) long run :

I do NOT take the EFS shot with Pre-Race beforehand.

During the run I take only EFS liquid shots about every 3 miles or 20 minutes during the run. 

I alternate it with water unless it is very hot out or I am training for a hot marathon. 

In this case, I will take EFS drink alternated with EFS liquid shots.

I take water during the last 6 miles or when I would get it from an aid station during a race.