Geared up (1 of 1)

Pinnacle Podcast – Episode 1: Rob Krar Rides a Mountain Bike

 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 […]

Read More

Toiyabe Crest Trail Part 1: Amnesia Will Make You Do Funny Things

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 […]

Read More
Day 3 for Gu (24 of 71)

TransRockies 2016 – Stories from the Trail

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 […]

Read More
TransRockies Day 2 for Gu (Myke Hermsmeyer) (104 of 127)

TransRockies Day 2 – Teamwork and Nutrition

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 […]

Read More

TransRockies Day 1 – Trashy and Classy

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 […]

Read More

The TransRockies Experience

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 […]

Read More

There’s More Than One Way to Stroop a Waffle

Our friends at The Cyclist’s Menu* in Boulder, CO showed us that there’s more than one way to enjoy our new Energy Stroopwafels. While we think they taste plenty good on their own, these recipes definitely take things to a new level. Check them out, try them for yourself, and let us know what you […]

Read More
Waffle Week Blog

Stroopwafel Week

Our New Energy Stroopwafels are going on tour to a specialty run or bike shop near you! Join us for a group run or ride to sample the new Stroopwafel and learn how to fit it into your nutrition plan. Check below for upcoming dates and store information. Date Store City Time Aug 4 Lincoln Running Co. […]

Read More
Trash on Death Ride

Breaking a Trash Tradition

Post by Yuri Hauswald, GU Energy Lab’s Community Development Manager. Nobody likes seeing the trails they run on, or the roads they ride, cluttered with sports nutrition waste. Whether it’s ours, or other brand’s, we take litter seriously here at GU Energy Labs, especially when it involves events that we support.  That’s why, for the past […]

Read More

Race Day Nutrition Planning for The SF Marathon

GU Energy Labs is proud to be the official Energy Chew of The San Francisco Marathon! Our Energy Chews will be provided on course to help power you up the hills and to the finish line!  (Look for them at aid station #3 at Vista Point and aid station #10 on Haight Street.) Learn more about The San […]

Read More

Lab Notes: Electrolyte Replacement for Athletes

Click here for Hydration Tips and Recommendations Electrolytes are minerals in your body and blood that affect how your body functions, particularly during exercise.  When you sweat, you lose electrolytes. And, as anyone who’s ever tasted their own sweat during a hard workout knows, sweat is salty. That’s because the primary electrolyte you lose when you […]

Read More
GU Hydration

Hydration Tips & Recommendations

BEFORE Exercise: Beginning practice or competition with an adequate hydration level is as important as maintaining hydration during exercise. When an athlete begins to exercise in dehydrated states, many physiological mechanisms are compromised such as increased heart rate and increased perceived effort. To ensure proper pre-exercise hydration, the athlete should consume approximately 500 to 600 […]

Read More