When it comes to race fuel, carbs are king. Below are several resources to help you optimize your use of carbohydrates in training and specifically in racing -- but make sure to check out the other nutrition resources in the Education Hub to better understand when and how to use carbs in your training and racing strategy.
Remember, for sessions that are an hour or less in duration, you typically do not need to fuel with carbohydrates. Water or a hydration electrolyte mix of your choice is adequate. (Don't skip post-workout fueling, however!)
- This article from our partners at Precision Fuel & Hydration is a great resource for helping you to understand gut training so that you can optimize your absorption of carbohydrates: https://www.precisionhydration.com/performance-advice/nutrition/how-to-train-your-gut/
- Here's another great one on how many carbs you need per hour for training and racing: https://www.precisionhydration.com/performance-advice/nutrition/how-much-carbohydrate-carbs-athletes-per-hour/
- And here's Purple Patch partner nutritionist Scott Tindal on incorporating carbohydrates in the 24 hours ahead of an event: