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TRAIN WITH WHAT’S ON COURSE

Designed for long duration and high intensity activities, ROCTANE Energy Gels are packed with up to three times as much sodium to aid in hydration, and three times as many amino acids to help prevent muscle breakdown. They also include beta-alanine and taurine to buffer acidity levels and improve heart function.

ROCTANE ENERGY GEL MIXED BOX
15-Serving and 5-Serving Flask
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NUTRITION RULES OF THUMB



SWIM

DURING SWIM

  • Drink 8 oz. of water before start / Eat 1 Energy Gel 5 minutes before start
  • Eat 1 Energy Gel at midpoint (optional, but recommended if swim will take longer than 1hr)

DURING T1

  • Eat 1 Energy Gel
  • Drink 6-8 oz. of water during transition

BIKE

DURING RIDE

  • 8-12 oz of plain water or sports drink during first 20-30 minutes of bike
  • Goal intake range = 200-400 calories per hour 500-700 mg per hour
  • Don’t “load up” at the end of the ride, keep intake steady

DURING T2

  • Eat 1 Energy Gel
  • Drink 6-8 oz. of water during transition

RUN

DURING RUN 

  • Your heart rate is higher and you’re jostling your stomach. This makes it harder for your body to process the nutrients you need.
  • 2-3 ROCTANE Energy Gels per hour (200 calories)
  • 4 oz of water at every aid station
  • Always take your Energy Gel before you’re about to drink, as this helps with absorption.





TRI NUTRITION SUMMARy



calories

  • 200-400 calories per hour (1 Gel every 15-30 minutes)

fluids

  • 16 and 30 oz of fluids per hour
  • 500 and 700 mg of sodium per hour

recovery

  • 15-25 grams of protein within 60 minutes
  • Drink 20 to 24 ounces of fluid for every pound of water weight lost

Whether you’re racing Kona or testing the waters in your first Olympic triathlon, these simple tips will pay dividends during your next race.

THE ROCTANE DIFFERENCE

WHEN IT’S TIME TO GET SERIOUS

GU Energy Labs is thrilled to provide racers at all 2019 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North America events with fuel from ROCTANE Energy Gels. But what does ROCTANE mean? It means these are designed for high-intensity and long-duration activities just like the IRONMAN.

3x amino acids

3x sodium

+ beta alanine & taurine

  • Sodium is the primary electrolyte you lose when you sweat and it helps you hydrate. Electrolytes help maintain fluid balance, prevent dehydration, and are also essential for muscle contractions.
  • Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, valine and isoleucine) protect lean muscle and reduce mental fatigue. BCAAs are metabolized in the muscle and decrease the breakdown of muscle tissue during and after exercise. Leucine is the most important amino acid for initiating protein synthesis, the process through which your muscles rebuild and get stronger.
  • Beta-alanine is an amino acid that helps promote formation of the intramuscular buffer carnosine,
    which can reduce acidity levels in muscles and delay the onset of fatigue.
  • Taurine is an amino acid that is found in high concentrations in the heart and helps promote heart
    contractility and improve cardiac output during long exercise sessions.

PLUS ENERGY FROM CARBOHYDRATES! Just like our Energy Gels, ROCTANE Energy Gels deliver 100-calories from easily digestible carbohydrates (maltodextrin and fructose) that use non-competing pathways to maximize carbohydrate absorption and utilization while diminishing stomach distress.

DON’T FORGET THE CAFFEINE. Not all ROCTANE Energy Gel flavors include caffeine, but those that do deliver 35 mg of caffeine, which can stimulate your central nervous system and decrease perception of pain or effort during exercise. It also enhances performance by increasing focus and concentration. Caffeine can help delay fatigue by mobilizing fat for fuel, which spares precious glycogen stores.

Train with what’s on course!