How To Create A Tailwind Concentrate

Are you looking for the best way to fuel your adventures? At Tailwind, we've got you covered with some easy-to-follow instructions. For starters, we recommend mixing 200 calories of Endurance Fuel with 24 oz of water per hour of exercise. So, if you're planning on a 4-hour workout, you'll need 800 calories (8 scoops or 4 single serving packets) mixed with 96 oz of water.

If you're looking for something more concentrated to carry around (aka a great way to carry for a marathon), you can make a gel-like Endurance Fuel concentrate. To do this, calculate your total Tailwind caloric needs and mix it with just enough water to make it viscous. Remember to mark your bottle according to your total race time and aim to consume the appropriate ratio of water to Tailwind. We recommend 24 oz of water per every two scoops (or one single serving packet) of Endurance Fuel.

Not sure how to carry your concentrate? We recommend either the SoftFlask 150ml or 250ml from our friends at Hydrapak!

But hold up, don't forget to drink extra water! Your body needs about 10-12 oz of water for every 100 calories of Endurance Fuel to process it properly. So, make sure to hydrate properly to avoid any stomach issues.

We know that everyone's bodies are different, and you should listen to yours. If you're feeling low on energy or hungry, increase your calorie intake. If you're feeling bloated, you can decrease it a bit. Remember to practice your fueling strategy during long training sessions to ensure you've got it down pat before race day.

We're always here to help, so don't hesitate to shoot us an email at if you have any questions. And, as always, consult your physician for medical advice. Happy Fueling!


1 comment

Hi, I weight around 175#, 6’. I race gravel and road bikes. It is common for my races to be 100+ miles. I have usually used 3 scoops per large bottle but this season have been nauseous at times (I don’t think it is being bloated). I wonder if I have too much of a concentration? Do things change as you age? I am 56. Just curious. Thanks.
Tailwind Nutrition replied:
Hi there! The recommended usage for Endurance Fuel is 2 scoops per 20-24 oz of water. With that sais, some of our athletes who run 100+ miles and bike distances like the Unbound 200 train their gut to take in 250-300+ calories at a time, but this is done in progression. Our bodies do change over time and your mixture could be too concentrated currently. If you need more calories, we say slowly and surely take more in during training! We hope this helps!


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