Whiskey Off-Road: Power Up the Morning of the Race!

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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 will be competing in one of her favorite races, the Whiskey Off-Road, April 27th through 29th, 2018 in Prescott.

Woodruff follows a ‘slow food’ approach to keeping healthy while training, racing, and anytime. Her slow food approach means avoiding processed food or added sugar, and eating foods that take longer to digest for sustained energy. Woodruff’s mantra is, “Eat slow and race fast!”

One of Woodruff’s go-to recipes the morning of a race is Bircher Muesli, an overnight oatmeal. Rolled oats are soaked overnight with yogurt and almond milk and flavored with dates and cinnamon.

On training days, Woodruff may throw in a few extra nuts, grated apple and raisins. However on race days, she keeps the recipe lighter and less dense. On a race day, however, she often slices a banana into the muesli right before eating. For sweetening, Woodruff uses sliced Natural Delights Medjool dates or a date paste, which Rita describes in the video as she prepares the muesli.

click here to watch The Morning of the Whiskey Off-Road Race: Power Up! on YouTube.

In separate videos, Rita demonstrates recommended recipes for a simple meal the night before a race as well as a post-race recovery smoothie. Go to yrmchealthconnect.org regularly for these and many additional video demonstrations, tips and recipes from YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen.

As part of YRMC’s 75th Anniversary celebration, Yavapai Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring the Whiskey Off-Road Kids’ Fun Ride on Sunday, April 29th as well as a bike-decorating event for kids on Saturday, April 28th. Visit Epic Rides for more information and to register.

YRMC will cover the cost of all children who participate in the Kids’ Fun 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.