Energy and Endurance Tips for Central America MTB Races
MTB races energy and endurance tips to maintain energy levels and to cultivate mind-body endurance, I wonder what mountain bike racers tank up on? Participants from all three of the regions top MTB championships -- including the most difficult mountain bike race in the world, Costa Rica's La Ruta de los Conquistadores, as well as the Nicaraguan San Juan Howler and the Guatemalan El Retro del Quetzal -- share their tips for carbo-loading. Read on!
Energy Foods of Bicycling Champs
Manny Prado Winner of 2009 La Ruta. The article on the website www.manuelmannyprado.com can be found very inspirational as it says the effort made by previous year's Costa Rica La Ruta Elite Men’s in winning their country's ruthless course. Manny was poor as a child and had to make money laboring in the pineapple fields. However, even with all of this stacked against him, he worked hard and was able to become a national mountain biking champion. "Even the Impossible is Possible" -- a phrase the Southern California resident channels his energy into as he stokes his dreams. La Ruta de losConquistadores - Toughest race on the planet - video
Manny's credo shows a lot about him... 1) accepting the odds, and 2) overcoming them with a powerful determination in any challenging situation and developing mental prowess is vital. Dreams of the impossible and achievement through hard work are both key parts of his indomitable spirit. To become one of the world’s best bicyclists Manny's dream.
In case you are wondering, here are Manny's favorite foods for recovery: McD French Fries, ice cream shakes and baked potatoes. He avoids sodas, according to shoair-wordpress-com.
Rob Thomas is not only a San Juan Howler Racer, he is also a Howler Sponsor. "Replenishing electrolytes is critical. Rob advises carrying both a water pack and a large size water bottle with electrolyte solution added. Rob says: "I carry a big water bottle and a water pack, added a electrolyte solution to them". MTB Races - You can readily find solutions like these on the Internet or in local bike stores. You need to eat as the Howler race takes several hours. He makes his own trail mix using a blend of granola, honey and peanut butter.
MTB Races - To make sure your body has stored sufficient trace minerals, Rob also advises that starting a month or two before the event, participants should take a nutritional supplement.” Rob sells super food smoothies in his San Juan del Sur café, El Gato Negro and is an avid connoisseur of it".
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