How Do You GU: Rebecca Rusch’s Fuel For Kokopelli Tr. Record

How Do You GU: Rebecca Rusch’s Fuel For Kokopelli Tr. Record

May 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

 Editor’s Note: Have you ever wondered what it would take to fuel a 13+ hour record ride? Well, now’s your chance to see exactly what Rebecca Rusch, The Queen of Pain, ate during her record smashing ride of the 142 mile  Kokopelli Tr. This update comes directly from the Queen herself. #jointherusch   Here’s what [...]

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Sky’s The Limit

Sky’s The Limit

March 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Bobby never ceases to amaze me. I mean, I already know the guy tears it up on a bike, so I guess it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise that his great bike handling skills transferred to jet boating, right?! Yesterday I got to find out first hand that Bobby, after a bit [...]

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Dirt In Our Teeth

Dirt In Our Teeth

March 21, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Dirt in our teeth. That’s what Bobby likes to say after we’ve perfectly choreographed riding some sweet singletrack and have had so much fun it put grins on our faces that collected more dirt on our teeth than the grill of a car collects bugs. Yesterday we rode just such a trail. Rude Rock, a [...]

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No Excuses, No Limits

No Excuses, No Limits

March 18, 2013 | By | 5 Comments

He has plenty of them, excuses that is. He’s survived diabetes, kidney failure, years of dialysis, two kidney/pancreas transplants, open heart surgery, and an aggressive form of cancer that spread to his lymphs. Oh yeah, and he also went blind when he was 29. But, Bobby McMullen, the man I’m heading to Queenstown, NZ with [...]

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Day 5: Into The Furnace

Day 5: Into The Furnace

September 12, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Ride, eat, sleep, repeat (I stole the saying from Carmichael Training Systems, so don’t think I’m witty.).That’s what we’ve been doing the past five day and, to be honest, I think I could get used to this riding routine. Speaking of routines, both my body and my mind have followed a very similar pattern this [...]

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Day 6: Six Is Good Symmetry

Day 6: Six Is Good Symmetry

September 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I’m not into numerology, but I am into synergy in cycling, especially when it comes to riding in a two by two pace line for 120 miles in the baking Nevada desert. Now, if I were into numbers, six is pretty darn good considering its numerological meaning: While the 6 is considered the most harmonious of [...]

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GU’s “Clark Kent” Readies For Kona

GU’s “Clark Kent” Readies For Kona

October 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Here at GU Energy Labs our employees don’t just talk the talk, when it comes to sports nutrition, they actually walk, run, bike, and swim the talk, too. Many of our employees are very accomplished athletes who use our products to help improve their performance and push their physical limits. Speaking of pushing physical limits, [...]

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My First Rodeo: IRONMAN Kona

My First Rodeo: IRONMAN Kona

October 8, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I’m heading to my first rodeo and it has nothing to do with riding bucking bulls or roping horses. Instead of tight fitting Wranglers, ten gallon Stetsons and belt buckles the size of Chevy pickups, the crowd I will be mingling with next week on Kona will be wearing Speedos, aero helmets and the latest [...]

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A world-class nutrition plan from Ironman World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae

October 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Nutrition Plan – Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii By Mirinda Carfrae  This plan was given to me by a good friend and sports nutritionist from the Australian Institute of Sport Greg Cox.  I have used it for the past 3 years with great success and plan to use it again this year in Kona.  Early [...]

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GU’s Clark Kent offers a race day plan

October 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Nutrition Plan – Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii 10:00 Finishing Goal By Reid Swanson This is the nutrition plan I’ll use for competing in the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in a goal time of 10 hours.  I plan on consuming 3,000 calories during the race.  I will burn 5,000 calories during the race. I juggle [...]

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Ironman World Championships: The stars come out at night

Ironman World Championships: The stars come out at night

October 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  It may have been the woman who’d overcome pancreatic cancer, or the Afghanistan war veteran who’d lost both legs to an IED and was competing on a hand cycle,or the oldest athlete, an 82 year old grandfather, a competitor with 29 Ironmans to his credit, who walked across the line with fourteen minutes to [...]

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Food, Finish, Family: How I Fueled For Kona

Food, Finish, Family: How I Fueled For Kona

October 24, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  Editor’s note: This is Reid Swanson’s race report on how his nutrition plan worked for the 2012 Ironman World Championships. Leading into my race at Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI,  I created a nutrition and race plan  to finish the event in a time of 10 hours. Obviously, a solid  nutrition plan is [...]

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Kona’s Final Star, Jeff Schmidt

Kona’s Final Star, Jeff Schmidt

October 30, 2012 | By | 9 Comments

Editor’s note:This story comes from GU President & COO, Tal Johnson. When the celebration is over, crowds and cameras are gone, and all that remains is what’s left of the finish line, will you have the courage to finish what you started?  Jeff Schmidt did, and for that simple fact he leaves a significant imprint [...]

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Reba’s Words of Wisdom

Reba’s Words of Wisdom

November 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Not all athletes really understand that their athletic feats, that their wins, that their records, that their championships, are just numbers in a record book somewhere, numbers that don’t, in the grand scheme of life, really mean that much. So it’s refreshing when you meet one who is doing things to make sure that she [...]

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Going The Extra Mile For A Cause

Going The Extra Mile For A Cause

December 21, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Note from the editor: This update comes from Billy Edwards, a GU Energy Labs athlete, who is going the extra mile to be more than just a racer.We applaud his altruism. On December 15, I took my endurance to a new level for a new reason.  I had decided in the fall to race the [...]

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24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Fuelin’ Good

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo: Fuelin’ Good

February 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Learn how to best fuel yourself for 24 hours with GU Energy Brand Specialist Yuri Hauswald Whether you’re on a team or racing Old Pueblo all by your lonesome, proper nutrition is paramount. Yuri Hauswald not only works for GU Energy Labs – the Official Performance Nutrition Sponsor of Epic Rides – but has been [...]

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GU Gives Supports NICA thru Colorado Trail Race

GU Gives Supports NICA thru Colorado Trail Race

July 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Hello fellow cyclists, As you read this, I am between Durango and Denver riding the Colorado Trail Race!  This ride is taking me thru 485 miles of wilderness and up to 70,000 feet of climbing, with no aid stations or support. All I have is what I can carry on my back and my bike. [...]

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