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Alison Tetrick

ALISON TETRICK
• CYCLIST •

LOCATION: Petaluma, CA

TWITTER: @AMTetrick

INSTAGRAM: @AMTetrick

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: Energy Gel

FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR
Birthday Cake Energy Gel! I love to have my cake and eating it too, and now eating frosting is part of my job to keep me fueled, fast, and fun. Sprinkles optional.­­

FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
Eat and drink early and often. Sometimes when we are nervous or the race is chaotic or it is cold, we forget to take care of ourselves by eating and drinking at the beginning of the race. I make it a point to start eating and drinking in the effort early and often.  By doing this, I don’t put myself into a hydration and fueling deficit for when it is necessary to dig deep and “GU for it”!

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
The race is always against myself. I want to be the best I can be and find new challenges and goals that inspire me. However, life isn't a race, so I want to absorb each moment along the way. If we can look back at an event and know we gave our best effort, that is good enough for me. In this one beautiful life, we have the opportunity to get better at things, what a gift!

WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
My training and racing is made possible because of GU. I am running on GU fumes at times, but it is important to fill my body with predictable nutrients to preform at my best. I have had many moments where a GU Energy Gel has brought me out of a dark place and given me the boost to accelerate to the finish line.

2020 RACE CALENDAR:

  • Grasshopper Adventure Series
  • AMT Adventure Peet’s Coffee and Tea Pop-Up Rides
  • Oklahoma Gravel Growler
  • Mid South
  • L’Eroica Nova
  • Rasputitsa
  • Chino Grinder
  • Dirty Kanza 200
  • Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder
  • Leadville MTB Stage Race
  • Leadville MTB 100 (LeadBoat)
  • SBT GRVL (LeadBoat)
  • Levi’s Gran Fondo
  • Fig Fondo
  • Spirit World
  • The Big Sugar
  • NWA Gravel