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 in Prescott. She says the best nutritional advice she can give is to keep it simple and whole and avoid processed foods and sugar. “Whenever possible, our team rents places on the road with a kitchen so we can prepare our own healthy meals,” she adds.
On the evening before the race, Woodruff opts for a simple meal that includes a protein like chicken, some starch like pasta or potato and some cooked greens. She avoids carb loading or ‘stuffing oneself’ before the ride.
In this video, Rita prepares baby arugula, chard and kale along with roasted chicken and fingerling potatoes, topped with carrot top pesto and pan roasted cherry tomatoes for an ideal dinner before the big day.
In upcoming videos, Rita demonstrates recommended recipes for breakfast the morning of the race as well as a post-race recovery smoothie. Visit yrmchealthconnect.org regularly for these and many additional video demonstrations, tips and recipes from YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen.
In recognition 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 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 Fun Ride. Helmets are required for all.