Home Brew

It gets hot here in the Texas hill country. Windy hot. Dehydration hot. Cramp inducing hot.

So it came to pass towards the end of last season when I grew tired of cramps impeding my ability to finish strong, I set off in search of the perfect long training ride/race nutritional concoction. Now, having tested said concoction, I am ready to unleash the beta-recipe on the world, seeking feedback and suggested tweaks.

Ingredients needed:
  • 2 GU or similar flasks (one will do for the sub 3 hour race-ride)
  • Honey
  • Sea Salt
  • Sport Legs tablets
  • Beta Alanine (PrimaForce)
  • Citrullene Malate (PrimaForce)
  • BCAA (PrimaForce)
  • Water

Into each flask, mix the following proportions of ingredients:
  • Fill the flask 1/2 way with honey
  • Add 1 scoop each of the Beta Alanine, Citrullene Malate, and BCAA powder (the scoops PrimaForce provides are very small)
  • 3 pinches of sea salt
  • 3 Sport Legs capsules opened into the flask

Add just enough water to help the honey mix in with the ingredients and give each flask a good shake.

After the post shake head has subsided, top off each flask with water. Now you are good to go!