Ditch the Gels & Chews

Ditch the Gels & Chews

Adapted from Heart Runner Girl Are you sick of gels? I know I am! They’re often too sweet, sticky, messy, don’t taste very good, and they can irritate your stomach. I tried using chews instead of gels, but that only eliminated part of the problem – they tasted...
Recipe: Spicy Tailwind Margarita

Recipe: Spicy Tailwind Margarita

With warmer weather slowly creeping in, we decided to heat things up with this Spicy Tailwind Margarita. Refreshing and spicy, this summer-time cocktail will leave you wanting more! Spicy Tailwind Margarita Servings: Makes 2 bar-sized drinks, or 1 home-sized drink...
Triathlon Training Tips

Triathlon Training Tips

By Wendy Mader, Tailwind Coach Fundamental Training Tips Training is meant to prepare you for race day. Consistency and progression are the fundamental variables every athlete should focus on when training for an event – the gradual progression of frequency,...
What’s the Buzz About Sugar?

What’s the Buzz About Sugar?

By Art Zemach, M.D. Sugar & Exercise “Is sugar good or bad for athletes?” For me, this is a “fire shark” question. When my kids were little, they would ask me “Dad, would you rather be burned by fire, or eaten by sharks?” The truth is I would like to live. A “fire...
How to Create a Tailwind Concentrate

How to Create a Tailwind Concentrate

How to Mix Endurance Fuel When carrying capacity isn’t an issue, we recommend 200 calories of Endurance Fuel (2 scoops or 1 stick pack) per hour of exercise mixed with 24 oz of water. For example, if you anticipate your activity will take 4 hours, you would want to...