Posted by admin on June 25th, 2012
By Soren Thompson
Once again Vitalyte has helped me succeed in a tough competition environment. The Pan Am Zonal Championships held this past week in Cancun is possibly the most important competition for seeding going into the London Olympics. My goal was to do great at the event, but when I arrived I immediately knew it would be a challenge.
Outside the weather was extremely hot and humid while inside the gym was frigid and dry from excessive air conditioning. Vitalyte kept me perfectly hydrated allowing me to maintain my physical and mental stamina the whole competition long. I was at my best during the final matches when it mattered most.
Thanks once again, Vitalyte!
Posted by admin on June 18th, 2012
Posted by Milena Glusac on June 9th, 2012
As a premier sports nutrition company, Vitalyte strives to surround ourselves with the best. That is why we are so proud to be the official on-course gel and sports beverage of the 2012 TriRock Series. Competitor Group, pioneers of the road race industry, has brought fun, rock n’ roll, and an unbeatable atmosphere first to the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon series, and now to their Tri Rock Triathlon series. With live bands lining the course each leg of the race, the energy, passion, and competition simply can’t be beat.
Six races make up the TriRock Series over the span of seven months. Vitalyte Sports Nutrition proudly fuels these rockin n racin’ triathletes through their swim, bike, and run. Thousands of cups of Vitalyte will be filled with the world’s best electrolyte replacement so that each of the 1,500 competitors per TriRock event will be hydrated and prepped to preform at their best. Vitalyte’s innovative Chia Surge Endurance Gel is also available for competitors during the race so that they can get that extra ‘surge’ of power during the last leg of the triathlon.
Thus far, triathletes have graced the waters of Lake Welch for the New York TriRock, held May 5, 2012, and Annapolis, Maryland at the City Docks on May 12th race, to name a few. With perfect weather conditions and a brilliant setting against the Chesapeake Bay, there’s no doubt that this event rocked.
Down the road, keep an eye out for for TriRock Austin, set to take place September 3rd and then on to Vitalyte’s hometown and “America’s Finest City” the following week for TriRock San Diego. September is definitely the month to rock your tri on as the series starts to wind down after that in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on September 15th and finally closes out the year in sunny Clearwater, Florida on November 11th.
It’s been a wonderful road thus far and we are so proud to hydrate and fuel the athletes that compete in the best triathlon series there is. We will keep you updated with our upcoming adventures and look out for event photos. Stay fit, stay hydrated, stay fueled, and don’t forget to rock your tri.
Posted by admin on June 8th, 2012
By Jamie Brown
My favorite thing to eat is “Pizza” however pizza not being the healthiest food choice before a race. So I have spent many hours looking for a healthy alternative before many of my races. The one I settled on for my National Championships run over memorial day is the great:
Summer Grilled Vegetable Pizza
1 pound refrigerated fresh pizza dough
1 red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
1 (4-ounce) zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch-thick diagonal slices
1 (4-ounce) yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch-thick diagonal slices
1 small red onion (about 7 ounces), cut into 12 wedges
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce (such as McCutcheon’s)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced and torn into pieces
1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
2. Remove dough from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature, covered, for 30 minutes.
3. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500° (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).
4. Flatten bell pepper pieces with hand. Arrange all the vegetables in a single layer on a large cutting board or baking sheet; brush both
sides with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Arrange onion wedges on skewers, if desired. Arrange vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray,
and grill for 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender and grill marks appear. Remove from grill. Coarsely chop bell pepper.
5. Roll dough into a 14-inch circle on a lightly floured surface, and pierce entire surface liberally with a fork. Carefully remove pizza
stone from oven. Sprinkle cornmeal over pizza stone; place dough on pizza stone. Bake at 500° for 5 minutes. Remove the partially baked
crust from oven. Spread sauce over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border.
Arrange the vegetables over dough, and sprinkle evenly with salt and crushed red pepper. Top evenly with cheese. Carefully return pizza to
pizza stone. Bake at 500° for an additional 12 minutes or until the crust and cheese are browned. Brush edge of dough with remaining 1
1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Cut into 6 large slices.
Posted by admin on June 4th, 2012
By Laura Conley
The day before the race I felt that little scratch on the back of my throat and knew that meant I was getting sick … then I couldn’t sleep at all Saturday night because my throat hurt so bad and I had a fever! So I woke up 4am, rolled out of bed, drank my Tri-phase and went to race!
I felt so crappy I barely did any warm-up and just jumped into corral 1 for starting position. I began a little to fast at 6:20 pace (goal was to maintain 6:30pace) so then after about mile 2/3 I began feeling run-down fatigue of being sick. I did my best to keep it together and push through but more and more people started passing me which made me feel even worse!
So then around mile 7 I took a Chia Surge and by mile 8 my legs and attitude improved slightly. I realized I was probably calorie deficient so I took another one at that point…
Well, by mile 9 I was a different person! I started thinking about my pace and running faster. At mile 10 I decided “I am going all-out for this last 5K of the race” and took off full-speed ahead!! I must have passed 80% of everyone who passed me earlier and boy were they shocked! I heard “Wow”, “What the #$#*^$&”, and “Nice Kick!” I think I made up for my mid-race slump by sprinting in those last 3 miles to finish in 1:27:15.
Now I know take the Chia surge earlier in the race or before warming up for that much needed energy! :)