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Kaytlyn Gerbin

KAYTLYN GERBIN
• RUNNER/MOUNTAINEER •

LOCATION: Issaquah, WA

TWITTER: @kaytlyn_gerbin

INSTAGRAM: @kaytlyn_g

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: Energy Gel

FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR
Toss-up between Salted Caramel, Salted Watermelon, and ROCTANE Cherry Lime­­

FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
I love making chai protein shakes with Vanilla ROCTANE Recovery Mix, whole milk, and chai concentrate

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
Running has brought me to some incredible places and allowed me to meet some amazing people. I stay grateful for the opportunities and make sure I'm putting my best effort forward!

WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
I wasn’t always a runner, and only discovered how fun running can be after I got to college and started using it as a way to explore my new town (Madison, WI). After a year of casual jogging around campus, I signed up for a 2 credit PE class called “Marathon/Distance Running” not having any real idea of what that entailed. On the first day, I learned I needed to complete a marathon to pass the class. This was absolutely crazy to me!! I had never run more than a few miles, but throughout the semester learned about running fundamentals and the importance of nutrition. It was in that class where I learned about energy gels, and soon after I ate my first GU during a class training run back in 2008.  I ran my first marathon in 2010 with GU Energy Gels attached to the waistband my running shorts with safety pins. (yes, it took me 2 years to get that first marathon and pass the class!). Since then, GU products have been a staple in my training and racing nutrition.

2020 RACE CALENDAR

  • Feb 9-14: The Coastal Challenge (Costa Rica, 6-day stage race)
  • Mar 7: Transgrancanaria 128km 
  • Apr 24: Ultratrail Mount Fuji 100m 
  • Jun: Denali ladies climb, crewing/pacing Western States
  • Aug 28: UTMB