Yesterday we learned what it took for endurance athletes to maintain their muscle mass and weight. Today we’re going to share a few recipes that benefit the endurance athlete like those participating in the Nordic Combined. These athletes must have the fuel to get them through the Ski Jump plus a 10km cross country ski race.
These skiers predominately use aerobic metabolism which utilizes carbohydrates and fats. Therefore, it is important that these athletes load up on a lot of carbohydrates, fats and anything that will keep them full and their muscles fueled. Here is a recipe that gives skiers the endurance to finish their event (not to mention keep them warm while training in freezing temperatures). Try it before your next day of winter adventures!
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Root Vegetables
- fruit (banana or mandarin (easy to peel/eat)
- breakfast bars sports bars/gels
- English muffins/sweet muffins
- dried fruit and nut mixes
- jam/peanut butter sandwiches
- soup/hot chocolate in thermos