Tony Konvalin

“I want to help get the word out about OFM and Vespa so others can experience better health and performance.

What are your top 3+ events/races/goals planned for 2023? 

  • Yamacraw 50K Trail Run 
  • Gravel Worlds Double – 50K Run and 150 Mile Gravel Ride
  • Various Centuries and Zwift Racing

Past athletic accomplishments 

  • Two Time Boston Qualifier
  • 2nd at 2022 Orange Curtain 50K
  • 1st 60+ 2022 Mt. Baldy Run to the Top
  • 139th OA and 6th in 60+ at 2022 Gravel Worlds
  • Running for 49+ years
  • Riding for 42+ years

What benefits do you get out of using VESPA? 

Stable Energy & Stamina, Reduces/Eliminates GI Issues, Recovery (Damage Prevention), Better endurance

OFM has helped me dial in how to use carbs on a fat adapted level. Vespa simply helps that process along and allows for much less carbs being needed in races and training sessions. 

How long have you been using VESPA? 

4 Years 

How do you use/combine VESPA with other nutritional products?

My main source of carbs is Tailwind, as I use the Naked flavor and works well as not too sweet and I can cut a packet in half for a water bottle. I also, and this was a Peter suggestion, use Bit-O-Honey as a source of simple sugars as needed if I have a hard stretch to go. I also have used SFuels as that is lower in carbs but moved to the Race version. I also use a number of things for Electrolytes alone as working to see what works best such as Myoxience Electrolyte Sticks, Redmond Relyte and S!Caps. Sort of playing around with this as sometimes the S!Caps work best as do not need more water to use them, as the others get mixed in, and also no taste with S!Caps which can be good. Apart from that, I have used various Gels here and there but very few.  Also, on long races, I will take a coke near the end as the goal is just to get the energy hit to get done.

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