Five Things I Learned From Training for Western States
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by Tailwind Nutrition
2w ago
My journey to Western States first began in 2021, about the same time I ran my first self-supported ultramarathon. This was during the pandemic, when I decided to run self supported ultras to avoid the potential cancellation of a race, and when the names “Western States” and “Courtney Dauwalter” became synonymous with anything ultrarunning for me. Each year, I have continued to become stronger, and maybe just a little wiser. But this year I found myself struggling through overuse and degenerative injuries while training for the biggest race of my life. I’ve learned a lot about life and about m ..read more
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The Old Ghost Road
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by Tailwind Nutrition
1M ago
Mark dropped a casual, “Hiya, would you like to do the Old Ghost Road after the Faultline Ultra?” in a Slack message before we headed over to New Zealand. Without hesitation, we enthusiastically typed, “YES!” and boy, are we sure glad we did despite the self-questionnaire: Can you ride along a narrow winding trail that is only 400-600mm wide in places? Are you competent and confident riding along a trail with steep, exposed edges and drops on one side? Can you ride over rocks, drops and obstacles the size of soccer balls? Are you fit enough to ride long steep hills for an hour at a time? Can ..read more
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Maximize Your Training and Racing with Rapid Hydration and Endurance Fuel
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by Tailwind Nutrition
1M ago
Whether you’re an elite athlete pushing your limits every day, or a fitness fan striving to enhance your physical well-being, staying adequately hydrated is crucial for sustaining energy levels, promoting recovery, and ensuring overall health.    Because hydration needs vary based on the intensity and duration of physical activity, Tailwind offers Rapid Hydration alongside Endurance Fuel, allowing you to choose the product that aligns with your specific needs, whether it’s maintaining optimal hydration for an active lifestyle or hydrating for an endurance event.      S ..read more
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Iron Horse Road Race Training and Fueling
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by Tailwind Nutrition
2M ago
Over 50 years ago, the Iron Horse bike race was born when brothers Tom and Jim Mayer bet on who could win to their destination in Silverton: the bicycle or the steam engine. The wager? A Candy bar. The result? Tom (on the bicycle) waiting for Jim at the station. He won despite having a much more challenging route with two mountain passes. Today, it is celebrated by racers and bike enthusiasts alike! We will dive into to what it looks like to train and fuel as an athlete (Ellen Campbell) and a timed race (Maggie Guterl)  Ellen:  The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race is always a f ..read more
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Faultline Challenge Recap
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by Tailwind Nutrition
2M ago
Kia Ora! We are back from New Zealand and recovering from all our adventures and wanted to share our wonderful experiences leading up to and including the Faultline Challenge! There is a lot more we’ll share later! The spectacular Faultline trails link 5 bike parks along an active fault in and around Wellington, and I’ll get to that. But what will draw us back to New Zealand is how everyone we met welcomed us into the Faultline and Tailwind families. Their kindness and generosity will stay with us forever. Our Tailwind NZ partner Mark Drew picked us up at the airport in his trademark colorfu ..read more
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Mocktails Featuring Tailwind
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by Tailwind Nutrition
2M ago
If you're like us, chances are you're seeing mocktails all over Instagram and trendy bars, but have you considered adding Tailwind Endurance Fuel to your recipes? We've experimented and discovered a delightful twist that might just become your new post-run or ride ritual. Whether you're after a refreshing post-workout drink or a flavorful alternative to cocktails, these recipes satisfy without the hangover, keeping you ready for tomorrow's adventures.     Raspberry Mojito Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1 scoop Raspberry Endurance Fuel Raspberries  Mint Sparkling water Instru ..read more
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Texas to Monterey: Terese's Odyssey at Sea Otter
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by Tailwind Nutrition
3M ago
Sea Otter Classic is a four-day bike industry festival held every April at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. It is the biggest bike industry festival in North America, with hundreds of races, tens of thousands of spectators and athletes, and over 900 exhibitors. Sea Otter’s headline event is the Fuego XL, a 67-mile MTB race, that also happens to be the first race in the LifeTime Grand Prix series. This year, Sea Otter also offered a new world class gravel course. As an ambitious young gravel cyclist, I wanted to use this as an opportunity to test myself against the best West Coa ..read more
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Earth-Friendly Efforts: The Compostable Scoop Story
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by Tailwind Nutrition
3M ago
As I am writing this, thinking back at the time investment, and perseverance it took to make this compostable scoop possible. I am grateful to Jeff and Jenny for trusting me to lean into my connections and research to break the mold for this scoop and I am so happy to see it has finally reached Endurance Fuel and Recovery Mix bags!  Looking back on previous emails, I finally see the complete timeline. The first email reaching out to World Centric, on April 12, 2022, it must have been the approaching Earth Day that inspired me to give this a shot.  World Centric was at one time a di ..read more
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Chasing Dreams: Regina's Boston Marathon Journey
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by Tailwind Nutrition
3M ago
Before I qualified, it was a dream I didn’t dare to have. After, I questioned whether signing up was worth the travel time and cost. But I decided to go and do the thing. Just once. That was 4 Boston Marathons ago.   In the world of marathon running, no city evokes more wonderment. But why? Sure, the exclusivity of acceptance and even the difficulty of the event has its own draw. And the city itself is a mecca for tourism, with its rich history, sports enthusiasm, impeccable cuisine, and oh those cherry blossom trees along the Charles! But it’s the people who REALLY make this th ..read more
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How To Make & Carry Tailwind Concentrate
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by Tailwind Nutrition
3M ago
Looking for the best way to fuel your adventures? Tailwind has you covered with some simple instructions. To start, mix 200 calories of Endurance Fuel with 24 oz of water per hour of exercise. For example, a 4-hour workout would require 800 calories (8 scoops or 4 single serving packets) mixed with 96 oz of water. If you need a more concentrated option for carrying around during a marathon, consider making a gel-like Endurance Fuel concentrate. Calculate your total caloric needs and mix it with just enough water to make it viscous. Mark your bottle according to your total race time and aim for ..read more
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