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Road races from 5K to marathons. Also dabble in crossfit.
6 days/ week
Unlike some wheat-based carbohydrates, potatoes never upset my stomach when I have them pre-run. I also love having the the night before a morning long run because I feel like the energy is ready to be used right away the next morning.
5-6 days per week
Several times a week I like to dice up a half dozen or so Yellow Potatoes, cover them in a homemade spice mix, and toss them in the air fryer.
Potatoes are quick, satiating, and light on the stomach.
I train for grand fondos such as the 170 mile cross Florida ride. I also train to stay healthy and fit for my family!
10-14hrs per week
Throw them in a ziploc and enjoy them as you ride. No extra prep needed.
I began using potatos for training once my rides reached 6+ hours. This is when the sports gels and bars were no longer satisfying. Once I began using potatoes, I realized how great they are and now they are the base of my training food!
Running 5K to Ultramarathons
6 days a week
Boiled potatoes and salt are game changers during an ultramarathon.
Potatoes are a big part of my diet. I'd say I eat them 4-5 times a week.
I train 6 - 8 times per week in the off season
Mashed or baked
I eat potatoes 3 times per week
I train 6 days a week
Baked, mashed (yum)!
I eat potatoes 3-4 times per week
Paddle Board Racer
5 - 6 days a week
Baked! Roasted! Homemade home fries
Eat potatoes 3-4 times per week
26 grams of carbohydrate: Count on the quality carbs in potatoes for optimal mental and physical performance.² ³ Plus, potatoes contain as much if not more of several essential vitamins and minerals than spaghetti, brown rice or whole wheat bread (compared on a per-serving basis).
620 Milligrams of Potassium: With more potassium than a medium-size banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events.
110 Calories for Energy: Easily digestible and more energy dense than any other popular vegetable, potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of racing a triathlon.
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