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!
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 […]
Day 2 of the 2016 TransRockies took runners over Hope Pass at 12,508 ft, the highest point along the 6-day course. The first runners to make it up the pass were the trio of David Laney, Ryan Ghelfi, and Max King. David and Ryan held onto their overall lead with another stage win while Max King did […]
David Laney and Ryan Ghelfi during Stage 1 Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer Each evening, as the 550 runner participating in the TransRockies Run gather around to celebrate the day’s performances and learn about the trail they’ll be covering tomorrow, the MC also celebrates two “Mountain Heroes” for the day… a man and a woman who […]
Photos by Myke Hermsmeyer The GU Crew is taking on the Rocky Mountains this week at the 10th Annual TransRockies Run and the GU Run 3. Over the next six days, 550 runners from around the world will make their way from Buena Vista, CO to Beaver Creek, CO in a stage race that averages 20 […]