Nourish Side Dishes – Vol. 1 – Molly Hits the Road

There are no one-trick ponies in the Nourish stable. We’ve each got our thing that keeps us busy when we’re not at work – our “side dishes” if you will.

In this installment of Side Dishes, we’re catching up with our Art Director – at least we’re trying to!
Molly riding at the velodrome

Getting In Gear
Molly has been racing in the Ontario Cup Road Cycling series for the past three years. She’s risen quickly to the top amateur category and is frequently seen in the top ten, or on the podium, and always giving the full-time racers a run for their money.

She’s also heavily involved in the Toronto cycling community, having served as VP of Recreation for the Dark Horse Flyers Cycling Club in 2016, Race Director for Bikes on Wheels in 2017, and is currently working on establishing an Elite women’s trade team for 2018 with sponsorship from Garneau Canada, Skratch Labs, and Mercedes-Benz. She’ll be volunteering as a coach as part of Midweek Cycling’s ‘Learn to Race’ program starting in April as well as taking part in an initiative to build the female side of the sport.

On average, she rides around 200 km a week for training and racing through the warm months, and moves indoors to the Mattamy National Cycling Center in Milton for the winter. Built for the 2015 Pan Am games, the world-class velodrome is now home to some of the best cyclists on the planet.

Food for Fuel
All of this hard work obviously requires fuel, and Molly’s focus when it comes to nutrition is carbs, carbs, carbs. Too many publications only provide advice for male athletes without calling out how dangerous diets like Keto can be for women if they’re not adapted to their specific needs.

Her go-to post workout is the French Vanilla recovery product from Skratch, alongside a good artichoke & zucchini pizza, rice bowls, and sushi.

During rides, she turns to jerky because she favours salt over sugar, and most widely available endurance gels are high-sugar formulations designed for men. For races, Endurance Tap is the way to go.

From the track to the streets, Molly takes her cycling seriously. But, when the race is over, there’s always a smile on her face. We couldn’t be happier to have her on Team Nourish!

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    To learn more about high-level athletic training for women, Molly suggests checking out these articles:

    http://cyclingtips.com/2015/11/the-holidaze-lets-talk-about-holiday-weight-management/
    http://www.strengtheory.com/menstrual-cycle-contraceptives-complete-guide-athletes/
    http://www.strengtheory.com/gender-differences-in-training-and-diet/

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