That's how it works - Fueling & Pacing

No more rules of thumb, stomache issues and DNF.
Determine your individual nutrition needs and get a 100% customized fueling & pacing strategy for your race.

How do I take care of myself optimally? When should I drink? How should I plan my competition? We provide answers to these questions with our fueling and pacing approach.

Why? Because we believe that every athlete can be provided with an individual fueling and pacing strategy.

We integrate what already works for you in the context of nutrition into your individual strategy on race day.

We take advantage of the technological progress in endurance sports.

The fueling & pacing strategy is the final construct that comes from knowing your fluid and sodium needs, as well as energy consumption and performance limits. 

Inclines and declines, even the wind direction and speed can be taken into account nowadays. These details, with the resulting recommendations for food and speed, can ultimately decide the qualification, personal best times or even the finish.

That's how Fueling & Pacing works for you

Your individual fueling and pacing strategy is based on 3 essential building blocks

1
Sweat Loss
Track your sweat loss in the BESTZEIT app to find out how much fluid u need to consume under different conditions
2
Sodium Concentration
Determine the sodium concentration in your sweat with our sweat diagnostic kits - depending on your current fitness level
3
Carbohydrate Consumption
Determine your training zones, VO2max, VLamax, and your performance-based carbohydrate & fat needs with our eDiagnostics.

1. Sweat Loss - good hydration is the basic requirement

To achieve optimal results in your training and competition, you should already know how much you should drink before the training session.
Your sweat loss depends on many different factors such as temperature, training intensity and duration. In addition to the pure loss of fluids, your salt loss through sweat also has an influence on, for example, the absorption of your supplied energy.
Before and after each session, we therefore give you specific nutrition recommendations that will help you to achieve your maximum performance and to regenerate in the best possible way.

Your advantages with BESTZEIT

  • Tracking of your Sweat Loss
  • Determining your fluid needs under different conditions
  • Elimination of hydration problems during your next competition

2. Socidum Concentration - Basis for energy absorption and prevention of cramps

With our Sweat Pack you can easily analyze your sweat during your workout.
The composition of sweat varies from athlete to athlete. Sweat consists of 99% water and is primarily used for thermoregulation. Sodium is dissolved in it and is the most important electrolyte in connection with substitution. The sodium content varies between 200mg and 2300mg per liter of sweat and varies with increasing fitness level.
The basis of the Sweat Pack is a scientifically validated method which was designed for sweat analysis in the field and further developed by us.

Your advantages with BESTZEIT

  • You know your individual salt loss
  • Your salt loss through sweat can be compensated
  • You can nourish better in training & competition

3. Carbohydrate Combustion -Sufficient carbohydrates are crucial for a good race

Because the amount of energy you have stored in the form of carbohydrates in muscle & liver glycogen is limited, the topic of training design and race planning is always accompanied by the topic of nutrition & energy consumption. For your race, we use our eDiagnostics to create a 100% customized fueling and pacing strategy based on your data - we also determine your training zones, VO2max, VLamax and your carbohydrate and fat requirements.

Your advantages with BESTZEIT

  • Determine your carbohydrate needs for cycling & running from home
  • Integration of your results from your performance diagnostics
  • Fueling & pacing strategies depending on the course profile of your race

Sufficient energy in training and competition:
What is a fueling and pacing strategy?

Fueling strategy: Based on your training and performance data - which you have determined via our app, eDiagnostics and the Sweat Pack - we tell you at which point of your race you need to consume how much fluid, carbohydrates & sodium. So that you don't have any problems during the race and have to stop the competition.

Pacing strategy: Based on your training and performance data - which you have determined via our app, eDiagnostics and the Sweat Pack - we will tell you how you should plan your race. That is, how many watts you should pedal on the bike and what average pace you should have on the run. 

How your fueling & pacing strategy could look like

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Intake Fluid

Intake now the specified amount of water

Intake Sodium

Intake now the specified amount of sodium

Intake Carbs

Intake now the specified amount of carbohydrates

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How does BESTZEIT determine your performance data for your fueling and pacing strategy?

The BESTZEIT app is used to collect your data and track your sweat rate. With our 3 test kits we then determine all relevant values

Sweat Profile

Determining your sweat loss

With the BESTZEIT app you can measure your corresponding sweat loss (in l/h) for each training session. We use your training data to make an optimal prediction of your water and salt needs for your competion

Why should I track my sweat loss multiple times? The more often you track your sweat loss,the more accurate and effective the prediction of your sweat loss becomes.

Sweat Pack

Determining your sodium needs

With our Sweat Pack you will recieve a diagnostic kit which you can use during your next workout. With the test kit, we will send you detailed instructions on how to do this. With the Sweat Pack we determine the sodium concentration of your sweat (in mg/l). In combination with your sweat rate you will know how much sodium you need to consume per hour - e.g. via drinks, bars or gels.

Why should I track my sodium needs multiple times? Your sodium needs are changing as your fitness level increases, temperatures fluctuate, and whether you work out indoors or outdoors.

eDiagnostic RUN

Determination of your energy needs

Simply connect your sports watch with the BESTZEIT app and get started in your next running session. Via the workout file, you will receive precise instructions for the execution directly on your sports watch. We determine, among other things, your energy requirements (carbohydrates & fat in g/h), your training ranges, VO2max, VLamax, threshold power, ... with our interval test. You can find detailed information about the intervals of the eDiagnostics in this blog article.

Why should I track my energy needs multiple times? As your fitness level increases, the above parameters change. For example, your energy needs just before your competition will be significantly different from your energy needs after the winter break.

eDiagnostic BIKE

Determination of your energy needs

Simply connect your power meter with the BESTZEIT app and start your next cycling session. The workout file provides you with precise instructions on how to perform the workout during the session.We determine your energy requirements (carbohydrates & fat in g/h), your training zones, VO2max, VLamax, threshold power, etc. with our interval test. You can find detailed information about the intervals of the eDiagnostics in this blog article.

Why should I track my energy needs multiple times? As your fitness level increases, the above parameters change. For example, your energy needs just before your competition will be significantly different from your energy needs after the winter break.

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