The difference between you and your best comes down to how you fuel. Potatoes provide the complex carbohydrates, potassium, fiber and vitamin C you need to perform better than ever before.
26 grams of carbohydrate: Count on the quality carbs in potatoes for optimal mental and physical performance.² ³
620 Milligrams of Potassium: Potatoes have more potassium than a medium-size banana and 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.
I am a competitive ultramarathon runner
6 Days a week
About 4 days per week
Marketing at Potatoes USA
For the past 17 years I have been training for and competing in road races ranging from the marathon to 5Ks. I also competed in the National Senior Games in the 400 and 800 meters. Due to deterioration of the cartilage in my knee from a meniscus injury sustained a number of years ago I have had to stop running and am now focusing on biking and swimming with the hopes of competing in triathlons in the future.
When competing I train six times per week, running three days and cross training the other three.
There are many, but I really enjoy hash browns, especially when they are crispy and topped with a fried egg or two.
I enjoy potatoes 4 to 5 times per week, spread across all day parts.
Yes, they are my go-to food during ultramarathons
Standard mashed potatoes are my go-to, occasionally I mix avocado into the mashed potatoes
Creamy mashed potatoes
I was raised in Denver Colorado and still live here. I absolutely love running! I am an ultra-marathon runner and spend much of my time training on the roads in Denver and on the trails in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. I love to travel and run anywhere I can. I have run a marathon or longer in all 50 states and now want to do the same on all seven continents. I love to run any distance, but my favorite distance is 100 miles or longer! During my ultra-marathons my main fuel is potatoes. Mashed potatoes have gotten me through many races and I know that they will get me through many more!
Yes, potatoes are an integral part of my performance focused diet. I always have a large serving of potato hash made with ground Turkey, the night before a race.
Consuming potatoes the night before a race is very effective. The potato hash that my wife prepares is made with ground turkey and lots of sliced potatoes. Microwaving the potatoes somewhat before slicing and adding to the frying pan greatly speeds the process and makes sure that the potatoes are done when the turkey is. We serve it with a bit of hot sauce and pickle relish and a side of cottage cheese and cooked vegetable such as zucchini or green beans and a salad.
The red, white and blue potato salad is an excellent side to accompany grilled burgers or sausage.
A friend of mine who was riding the triple by-pass bike ride here in Colorado was half way up the third climb and was fading fast. He had to stop, but was given a bag of potato chips by a spectator. After finishing the chips and consuming lots of water he felt reenergized and was able to complete the ride.
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You are a fighter, you are persistent, you strive for everyday to be better than the last. You train and compete not only to win, but to beat your personal best. You know that what you feed your body can make the difference between winning, achieving a PR, reaching your goals or not.
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