We will have water, Cytomax and Muscle Milk on course during the race. It is always advised to train with the same nutrition and hydration offered on the course.
Performance Fuels: Cytomax® and Muscle Milk®
As the official on-course sports drink of the Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon, Cytomax® has proven to deliver results since 1989! Cytomax contains the Advanced Carbohydrate System (ACS), which incorporates multiple fuel-energy sources, including our proprietary, acid-buffering alpha-L-Polylactate™. The ACS takes advantage of the body's ability to transport and deliver different carbohydrate sources through multiple unique pathways. In addition, Cytomax contains vital electrolytes - including sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium for optimal hydration.
In order to ensure maximum performance and a more enjoyable race experience, it is highly recommended that you use Cytomax well ahead of the actual event, testing it during your training sessions. You'll be confident that your nutritional protocols are dialed-in for your body and you will be well versed on how Cytomax responds in your stomach.
For best results on race day, the following protocol should be followed:
- Consume 20 fl-oz 1-2 hours prior to the start of the race.
- While on the bike, consume 5 fl-oz every 15 minutes for optimal performance.
- During the run, drink as needed. Cytomax will be stationed on-course.
As a triathlete, you understand how important it is to fuel your performance by consuming carbohydrates to keep muscle glycogen at optimal levels. However, with such an emphasis on carbohydrates, many triathletes overlook their intake of quality protein immediately post training & competition. Consuming high quality protein will help you recover faster so you can ultimately perform better.
The Official Protein Beverage of the Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon, Muscle Milk®, takes the guesswork out of high performance nutrition, delivering a precise blend of high-quality proteins, complex carbohydrates, functional fats, plus vitamins and minerals in a lactose free formula.
Muscle Milk provides a blend of complete proteins including fast-acting whey and slow-digesting casein. The blend of high-quality proteins in Muscle Milk provides a rich source of amino acids that help support muscle tissue recovery.
For optimal results, Muscle Milk should be consumed within 30 minutes post training/competition. Additionally, Muscle Milk can be used in the following ways:
- As a convenient, on-the-go meal replacement option
- Provides sustained energy
- 30 minutes prior to bed to help feed your muscle tissue with a rich source of amino acids during sleep
(See label for more details)
A note about gels... We do NOT allow gels on course. This is due to strict rules in the local, State and National Parks where we swim, bike, and run. We do allow more solid items such as Energy Chomps and Energy Bars, but there is NO LITTERING on course and if you are caught, you are subject to a disqualification. Please help us keep San Francisco clean so they will continue to allow up to hold this race in their beautiful city.