Dear Beach2Battleship entrants -
I wanted to first wish all of you the very best for a successful race and also to say that we at Hammer Nutrition are honored to be the nutritional
sponsor of this year's race. In your race goody bags you will be receiving a sample of Recoverite
(our recovery drink... will definitely come in handy after the race!
) and a sample packet of Endurolytes, our electrolyte replenishment drink.
On the course we are providing the following:
of HEED, our sports drink, for both the bike and run course aid stations. Our two new flavors - mild melon and strawberry - have become really, really popular so they're going to comprise most of the HEED that we'll be supplying
(we're also sending containers of the mandarin orange flavor
*** For the bike course we are providing 3500 of the 22-ounce plastic Hammer Nutrition water bottles that the race staff will fill with premixed HEED. Each bottle, when filled to capacity, will provide 120 calories of HEED. These are not the same bottles as the top-of-the-line bottles that we sell on our web site; however, they are high quality bottles and they come with a screw-on top.
*** For the run course we are providing 40,000 HEED cups, which will most likely be fill two-thirds full with HEED
(about 6 ounces
). I have suggested that they not be filled any fuller so that you don't end up wearing HEED instead of drinking it.
*** 4200 pouches of Hammer Gel
(600 each in 7 flavors
). Two of the seven flavors have caffeine in them: espresso
contains 50 mg per pouch and tropical contains 25 mg per pouch.
*** 96 bottles of Endurolytes. As mentioned earlier, this is our encapsulated electrolyte replenishment product and it, along with the electrolyte profile in HEED, will very much help prevent
electrolyte-related issues such as cramping from occurring. Each bottle contains 120 capsules, which is equal to 11,520 capsules, or enough for each competitor
(assuming they use the product
) to have somewhere around 10-11 capsules.
*** 576 Hammer Bars Half of these
) are chocolate chip
flavor and the other half
) are the new cashew coconut chocolate chip flavor.
As you can see, this is an awful lot of product support... it may not be enough to literally feed each and every athlete but it should be quite sufficient.
I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you, if you haven't already done so, to download a free copy of our fueling handbook entitled "The Endurance Athlete's Guide to Success." You'll find it on the Hammer Nutrition web site at http://www.hammernutrition.com/guide.
Lastly, if anyone has any questions about their race fueling, I invite you to email me directly at [email protected]
I hope that your training has gone well and that you're looking forward to what should be an outstanding race.
Hammer Nutrition www.hammernutrition.com