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long rides are about fuel and survival

Near the end of every year, cycling apparel brand Rapha poses a challenge to riders around the world: ride ​500 kilometers (around 310 miles) between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. This may seem easy enough, but once you throw in the usually less-than-enjoyable weather that time of year, holidays (and the usual travel and family obligations that come with them), and the abbreviated daylight hours, it starts to get a little inconvenient.

I usually complete the Festive 500 by chipping away at the mileage a little every day, with a few days of rest here and there to make time for family and the holidays. This last year, with more obligations than ever, I decided to get a little crazy, and try and complete the distance in one ride, and convince some of my more gullible/adventurous friends to join me.

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Chef Vishal: Grilled Veggie Pasta

This dish takes less than thirty minutes to prepare, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals! Recover or fuel up with this vegetarian grilled pasta dish!

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The Juice: Mint Matcha, comin’ atcha!

by katie rodger, ​the juice philly

It’s here, it’s finally here! That magical place called SUMMER, where the days are long, the nights are short, and the workouts are well...sweaty. So whether you're training for your first 5k or a longer race come fall, how you hydrate in the heat is as imperative to your routine as your long run.

From muscle recovery to athletic endurance, the right balance of carbs, fat, sodium and electrolytes are crucial components to maintaining your competitive edge. So as we stare down our goals and load up on our greens, we’ve added a boost of caffeine to the surplus(es) of the season, combining cucumbers (to hydrate), mint (to tame the tummy), and matcha to rev up your metabolism, steady your mind, promote concentration, and even enhance your mood .. all before those coveted cardio endorphins kick in!

Ready to sip your way to a stronger, more satisfying summer? Let’s do it!

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Chef Vishal: Quinoa Salad

By Chef Vishal

Recover like a pro with this plant-based, vegan quinoa salad.

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Fueling Your Ultra

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Over the past several months, I’ve been gearing up to make my ultra-debut with very low expectations on how fast or slow I’ll run. For me, my goal for my first ultra is to survive, and not have any nutrition issues!

An area I preach repeatedly to any athlete I work with is to practice, practice, practice! Which is why I finalized what I was going to eat and drink during the race many months ago, so I can practice during training, and make any necessary adjustments before race day.

For this blog, I’m focusing on what to eat, why you should eat, and what I eat and drink before a workout and during training.

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chef vishal: kombucha

When I find myself consuming a particular snack, food, drink, etc. on a regular basis, I try and re-construct the recipe to control the quality of the ingredients. Cleaner, more pure ingredients will perform much better in your body.

With that said, like most of the country I’ve been on a kombucha kick for quite some time now, and I only recently started brewing it at home hearing one of my co-workers (Arielle) talk about how easy it is.

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introducing nuun performance!

Science is constantly evolving, and with that comes learning. Over the past decade we’ve closely studied how the human body functions during endurance exercise, and found that hydration plays a key role in helping mitigate the stresses of endurance exercise. With that comes performance, the first sport drink mix verified by the Non-GMO Project and Informed Choice, reassuring our commitment to clean, pure ingredients.

But just what is Performance?

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You’re Invited! Join Us To Learn About The Next Generation of Sports Nutrition.

Join Nuun Hydration CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Kevin Rutherford, and Stacy Sims (PHD, nutrition/hydration expert, and author) for an interactive Q&A. RSVP below to join us at one of 5 locations across the country.

The latest scientific studies in the world of sports nutrition and hydration are leading us back to nature. And whether it’s a hike, a race, or to reach a feeling of health and vitality, the reaching your nutritional goals is easier than you think.

Why does a focus on clean sport, clean product, and clean planet matter, and what will the next generation of sports nutrition look like?
Kevin & Stacy will focus on the 3 C's and why clean matters to help you achieve your personal best.

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Chef Vishal: Coconut Curry Soup

Here's another one of my favorite tasty, vegan soups that you can whip up over the weekend and enjoy all week! Best part? You can have it as a side dish, or add some rice noodles or sushi rice as the base for a more complete meal.

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Chef Vishal: Vegetarian Miso Soup

The rainy season is officially back in Seattle, so it's the perfect time to enjoy a hot bowl of soup. This recipe is easy to make, vegetarian, and sure to satisfy the whole family.

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