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4x Olympian Meb Keflezighi on Energy and Recovery

4x Olympian Meb Keflezighi on Energy and Recovery

4x Olympian Meb Keflezighi finished his legendary pro career running strong past the age of 40 while outshining marathon runners just a little over half his age. Meb may seem other-worldly, but he faced many of the same challenges that all runners do when it comes to nutrition. Keep reading to discover how he uses UCAN to optimize his energy and recovery.

Did you know you have more in common with Meb than you think?

“When you're 25, you can get away with eating anything,” says Meb. “I definitely became more aware of my nutrition and calorie intake later in my career." Fueling his body to maximize his energy output without adding weight is a balance that Meb discovered very successfully. He started incorporating UCAN products into his training routine prior to winning the New York City Marathon in 2009, and never looked back. Here are three ways Meb uses UCAN for energy, recovery, and fitness.

UCAN FOR RECOVERY

After a hard workout, the first thing that goes into Meb’s body is a Chocolate UCAN shake. This gives him the dual benefit of efficient recovery while keeping him satiated until his next meal. “UCAN is a game-changer with recovery,” says Meb. “I don’t feel the soreness or the aches and pains after a hard run. It allows me to recover so I can train hard consistently. I can go a few hours before I have to eat.”

UCAN FOR ENERGY

When Meb needs the insurance of steady energy for his training and races, he incorporates UCAN into his pre-run routine. “If I don’t have time to eat breakfast before my run, I’ll have a UCAN shake,” says Meb. “UCAN gives me 2-3 hours of sustained energy without any stomach problems. You never feel the crash.” “After my workouts, I just have water and UCAN and I’m not in a rush. I can go to the gym or go to therapy and the sustained energy is just amazing."

 

 
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UCAN FOR FITNESS

When Meb isn’t in peak training mode, he has to pay close attention to his calories just like the rest of us. “My metabolism has slowed as I get older,” says Meb. “I have to be more careful with my diet and UCAN has been perfect.” Meb makes sure he always has a UCAN Bar or UCAN Energy Mix in his car or bag, especially when he’s traveling. “I make a lot of appearances and am not running as much now," says Meb. "I use UCAN as a healthy snack to help me control my craving for sweets and to stay lean when I’m on-the-go. The results speak for themselves.”

 

 
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