THE INTERSECTION OF ENERGY, HYDRATION AND RECOVERY
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Finding out that GU includes only those beneficial amino acids in their endurance products, but not all of the other useless ones in a complete protein made me realize that the science behind their passion was real. I will also admit that when I tasted Chocolate Smoothie Recovery drink, that sealed the deal.
My first bonk was during the Double Dipsea in 2009, on the return back to Stinson. The next year, I dropped 2 GU’s at the turnaround, ate them, and never felt a dip in my energy levels. After the race, I knew I’d found something that worked for me and haven’t used anything else since.
GU played an important role during one of my proudest accomplishments early in my ultra-running career, my Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim Fastest Known Time. After that there was never any doubt GU Energy would take care of me on any adventure I tackled.” “Chocolate Smoothie Recovery Drink Mix is my go-to after a hard effort or long run. Almost always used in a Vitamix concoction with soy milk, yogurt, banana, nuts and cinnamon.
In 2000, two other climbers and I completed the Slovak Direct route on Mount McKinley (Denali) in 60 hours. The fastest ascent before that had been 7 days. We relied almost entirely on GU Energy Gel, literally climbing from one Gel, feeling that we were getting close to the bonk, then doing another Gel. It got us up 70% faster than anyone before us. That record still stands 14 years later and I’ve been using GU Energy products religiously ever since. I use them training and on my big climbs. When people ask me how I do those big climbs so quickly, I always tell them that nutrition planning is big part. Thanks GU!
Post and photos by Yuri Hauswald, Community Development Manager Click here to read Part 1: Amnesia Will Make You Do Funny Things Sunrise on Ophir Summit, where the Toiyabe Crest Trail begins, was simply magical. Not a breath of wind to disturb the eerie silence, the world precipitously dropping off the back of the Toiyabe […]
Endurance Runner Turned (Temporarily) Endurance Rider Rob Krar is a top pro endurance runner (two-time Western States 100 winner) who found himself injured in 2016. Rather than going full couch-potato, he got on his bike and signed up for his first race on wheels: the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race — a race he has run […]
Post and photos by Yuri Hauswald, Community Development Manager The moon’s haunting, silver glow illuminated the hillside in front of us, allowing me to conserve the light I’d brought for a worst case scenario, which is exactly what this adventure was turning out to be. Since my Garmin had died hours ago, we weren’t sure […]
All photos by Myke Hermsmeyer Post by Brian Gillis, Marketing Communications Manager for GU Energy Labs One year ago, I happened to be in Leadville, CO for work. After a morning run cut short by my inability to breath at 10,000 ft., I came across what I would learn was the Stage 3 start-line of […]