While I have had to readjust my season’s plans due to injury, I decided to make the most out of it and still enjoy as much of swimming, biking, and running as my body allows for. I guess joining a large group of brave ladies for the Women’s Dirt Days in Kettle Moraine, Wisconsin, might have pushed the definition of “recovery training” a little bit, but it was such a gorgeous day for us cold-struck Mid Westerners that I couldn’t resist. It was my first time for a real mountain bike trip, and we totaled around 20 miles on the Jon Muir trails, covering steep hills, fast descents, and a lot of technical switchbacks. With mountain biking being brutally challenging at times and the day being significantly warmer than expected, I was happy to have taken enough Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement orange as well as my favorite Chia Surge Gels with me, so I could power up the trails and stay on top of my bike (handling skills)!
We do a ride every Wednesday morning. Last Wednesday I started up Mt Lemmon without having breakfast. It’s only a 23 mile ride from my house but I had eaten a lot the night before. I start my morning ride with Vitalyte in my bottles, usually the Grape or Fruit punch flavored. I also now take the Chia Surge with me, just one is all you’ll need. I got to mile post 3 and was feeling quite hungry. I had finished most of my bottle of Vitalyte and remembered the Chia Surge in my pocket. I had that with more drink and continued to Molino Basin another 2.75 miles up with no problems. I have to admit, this Chia Surge is the best gel I have ever used. It just seems to give me that little extra kick.
By the way, I’m the one with the bottle in hand and blue jersey on.
By: Garry Segarman
By: Josh Taylor
In the off the season I find myself going into hibernation. I live in Michigan where the winters months grow darker and colder everyday. Finding the motivation to venture back out into the cold after working in it all day is sometimes tougher than the actual work out. One thing we cannot escape is cold and flu season. It has come full force in the Taylor household. I suffered two weeks of bronchitis and now my son is on his second week of his viral infection. He has had coughing soar throat diarrhea and vomiting for a week now. I could see in his face that he was just drained physically. I was thinking of going to get some Pedialyte from the local drug store when I remembered my stash of vitalyte I had. After a quick Google search I uncovered an article comparing vitalyte to Pedialyte. I have been giving my son the electrolyte replacement for two days now and I can see his color starting to come back. He loves the flavor of the fruit punch and hopefully will soon be back to his video game and clarinet playing self. Thank you Vitalyte for aiding me in competition and helping me bring back my son to better physical health.