Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Fastrack & Neigh-Lox

Before each endurance ride, I make 2 or 3 quarts of Fastrack and Neigh-Lox mixed with applesauce and water. I use my Braun blender to mix it all up, then pour into a quart mason jar. I make 1 quart for each day I'm going to be riding and an extra quart for good measure.

First, I put in 12 oz of applesauce and about 1/2 cup of water. Then I weigh out 4 oz of Fastrack and 8 oz of Neigh-Lox. The Neigh-Lox is in pellet form, but my Braun blender is very capable of making the concoction smooth and easy to pull up in a 60 oz syringe. I put some more water in and turn the blender on about level 3. At some point, I usually have to stop the blender and open up the top. I use a spoon to mix the Neigh-Lox down into the rest of the mixture and then add more water. I turn the blender back on and slowly add more water until the consistency is correct. Then I pour into a quart mason jar. These go into the fridge until we leave at which point they are put into the cooler.

Throughout a ride, Tanna will get this mixture by syringe. He thinks it's the best treat ever! And it encourages him to eat his regular food and I also give it after any electrolytes to help buffer his stomach from the salt.

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