You’ve finished the race! What’s the best way to replenish your body and help the recovery process?
Rita Carey Rubin, host of YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen, recently caught up with Chloe Woodruff, professional competitive cyclist and founder / manager of the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team, presented by Maxxis. Woodruff, a World Cup competitor, also happens to be a long-time Prescott resident. Woodruff shared some great tips on how professional athletes fuel up before, during and after the big race.
Woodruff says that the body is primed for nutrients to start the recovery process as quickly as 15 minutes after a race. When possible, Woodruff enjoys a “super shake” made with almond milk, protein powder, greens like spinach or kale, frozen banana and dates, almost immediately after getting off the trail. For sweetening, Woodruff chooses Natural Delights Medjool dates.
After some four hours on the Whiskey Off-Road trail, the shake is satisfying and tastes great, and provides the body with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to start on the road to recovery.
In separate videos, Rita demonstrates recommended recipes for a simple meal the night before as well as a power packed breakfast the morning of the race. Go to yrmchealthconnect.org regularly for these and many additional video demonstrations, tips and recipes from YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen.
Yavapai Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring the Whiskey Off-Road Kids Fun Ride on Sunday, April 28th as well as a bike-decorating event for kids on Saturday April 27th. Visit Epic Rides for more information and to register.
YRMC will cover the cost of all children who participate in the Kids Ride and will donate the proceeds to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. The goal is to allow as many kids as possible to participate free of charge, giving back to the community that has given so much to YRMC over the years. Parents and guardians are welcome to accompany their kids on the Kids Fun Ride. Helmets are required by all.