No doubt about it, Magda Boulet is a beast. She juggles her job as VP of Innovation, Research, and Development at GU with being a mom and maintaining a demanding training regiment. All she’s done in the last three months is win The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler by 9 minutes, and win her first attempt at the 100K distance while qualifying for the prestigious Western States 100, all with a smile on her face. As impressive as that is, she’s no machine. She still needs carbs, calories, fluids and electrolytes like all athletes. Heck, Magda faces many of the issues with nutrition that the rest of us mere mortals do. Recently we sat down with Magda to get a race report and dispel the notion that she’s a robot.
JW: What was your nutrition plan for the Sean O’Brien 100k?
MB: Keep it as simple as possible since we couldn’t have a crew. When a race is overwhelming my strategy is always to control the controllable. How simple I could make my nutrition plan was what I was going to control. I did not want to get overwhelmed with counting my calories during the race, or carrying too much extra. I also wanted to enjoy 100k of beautiful Malibu Creek State Park trails so I took advantage of all 4 drop bag stations. Here’s how it looked in simple terms: