Training and Preparation for the Act-Belong-Commit Augusta Adventure Fest
For many people, the idea of doing an Adventure Race is a bit extreme, well and truly outside their comfort zone with some time in the hurt box. Possibly true? Depending on the training and preparation you do leading into the race you can could just was easily find yourself smiling from ear to ear before, during and after the race as you find that YOU CAN DO IT with a little bit of preparation.
We at Rapid Ascent are all about encouraging people to get into adventure racing and keep fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve compiled the list of training tips, equipment advice, course recommendations and race nutrition links and information below. We hope that this becomes a significant resource for both newcomers to the sport as well as the old hands who have done this event and others numerous occasions before, because we can all continue to learn and improve.
So have a read of the resources below and if you have any additional links, tips or information you learn along the way then let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share it with others as well.
Endura for Adventure Sports
When it comes to adventure sports, if you want to perform at your best you need to give your body the correct fuel. Endura Sports Nutrition is a range of sports supplements designed to help provide your body with the necessary nutrients required during physical activity.
YOUR GUIDE TO TRAINING AND NUTRITION
Many athletes spend months training physically for their events but pay little attention to training with race day nutrition. For detailed tips and advice of how to train for the Augusta Adventure Fest using the correct nutrition click here.
Survive the Heat and Humidity
Dehydration is not just about losing water through sweat, it also means a loss of important electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, chloride and magnesium. Dehydration not only slows you down but can also have severe health consequences such as heat exhaustion. Prevent dehydration slowing you down and keep powering through your event with EnduraRehydration Formula.
Fuel Your Body
During strenuous or prolonged exercise, your energy demands are high. Your body’s primary source of energy is from stored carbohydrates in the form of glycogen. Eating carbohydrates before an event can help build your glycogen stores and prevent muscle damage. Avoid muscle damage by supplementing with a combination of easily digested protein, carbohydrates and electrolytes. Endura Optimizeris perfect for an energy boosting meal before or during strenuous exercise. Optimizer contains a form of easily absorbed protein as well as carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores and provide fuel for working muscles.
Energy for Endurance
Keep your energy levels up and improve stamina with high energy snacks containing protein and carbohydrates. Aim to consume a high energy snack every two to three hours. Endura Energy Gels are light and easy to carry, providing you with a much needed energy boost. They contain 26 g of carbohydrates to replenish your glycogen stores. Endura Energy Bars are also an ideal quick snack providing carbohydrates, protein and additional nutrients and give you the fuel to keep going.
Rest and Recover
After a long day of pushing yourself to the limit, it is time to rest and recover. These are a few easy steps that will help you feel refreshed and ready for more:
• Rehydrate – ensure you areproperly rehydrated and replenish the electrolytes lost during the day with Endura Rehydration Formula.
• Refuel – consume low GI carbohydrates and nutrient dense foods such as apples, pineapple, banana, sweet potato and carrots after your event to replenish glycogen stores.
• Repair – muscles need protein for recovery. Foods that are high in protein include lean meats, tinned tuna and eggs. Endura Optimizer is another protein option providing protein, carbohydrates and electrolytes in a post-exercise shake.
• Rest – rest your body and get as much sleep as possible to assist recovery.
Go for It!
Maximise your performance and recovery today and include Endura into your training regimen. Endura Sports Nutrition is available at all good Sports Specialty stores, Health Food stores and Pharmacies.
For your nearest stockist contact Health World Limited on 1800 777 648 or visit the websitewww.endura.com.au.
Rapid Ascent is happy to partner with Next Level Nutrition to bring you a series of sports nutrition online presentations. The presentations cover a range of topics relating to endurance sports nutrition, including training, weight management, sports supplements, competition preparation and eating and drinking strategies for racing.
About Next Level Nutrition: Next Level Nutrition is a sports nutrition consultancy, founded by sports dietitian Alan McCubbin with the vision of "Redefining Performance Through Food". Alan is at the forefront of sports nutrition in Australia, as a board member and Vice President of Sports Dietitians Australia. He is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and mountain biker. He works with everyone from Olympians to recreational athletes and through the use of web technologies he provides (Rapid Ascent and) his clients with a premium level of support and guidance with their training.
We highly recommend taking the time (approximately 30 minutes per presentation) to watch and learn from these very valuable presentations.
Adventure Sport Nutrition Presentations (menu page):
- Sports Nutrition Basics & Training Nutrition
- Weight Loss for Endurance Athletes
- Sports Nutrition Supplements for Endurance Athletes
- Nutrition preparation for Competition
- Eating & Drinking during Endurance Races
If you like what you see here but want some more personalised information then we encourage you to contact Alan at Next Level Nutrition directly via his website: www.nextlevelnutrition.com.au