Take the Tailwind Challenge!
If it doesn't blow you away, we pay your race fee.*
It's simple: if Tailwind Endurance Fuel doesn't make you stronger, happier, and less stressed while you train and at your next event, we'll pay your race fee.
Just order the Tailwind Challenge pack - four large containers in your choice of flavors at 10% off the individual price - train with it, race with it, and if it doesn't blow you away, mail us your race entry fee receipt for a refund.
*The fine print: You knew there'd be some! 1. Enter your event name and date when ordering; 2 Be sure to create an account during checkout; 3. Entry fee reimbursement is limited to $150 maximum; 4. You must start the event to be eligible for reimbursement; and 5. If Tailwind just didn't do it for you, we'd like to hear about it: send a little description of your experience along with your entry fee receipt and evidence that you started the event, and we'll cut you a check.
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If Tailwind doesn't blow you away, we pay your race fee! The Challenge pack is 4 large bags (50 servings each) in your choice of flavors. Train with it, race with it, and we guarantee it'll help you perform better and feel great.
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Simple and efficient!
Posted by Jeremy Bonnett on 17th Jun 2013
I joined the Tailwind Challenge and have used the product for over a month now on numerous training runs and races. After a 50k and 50 mile race using only Tailwind I can honestly say the product has surprised and excited me like no other product on the market.
While at a 50k event with Tailwind I was still in the "ultra-mindset" of eating during the race. It was the first time I'd used it for a long duration and I consumed dates, watermelon, and a few nuts along with the Tailwind. I had stomach issues and contacted Jenny with customer service. She was incredibly nice and knowledgeable and ensured me Tailwind was all I needed and my system simple had too much sugar in it with the added food intake. She was right. Two races later and no issues at all. No bloating, no fatigue, no cramping, and feeling lightweight and strong the whole way!
Tailwind is definitely top on my list of must-haves for long runs and races in the future!
This is the bomb
Posted by Richard A on 14th Jun 2013
OK, so this is going to be kinda detailed: On Sunday I did a tough 6.5 hour mountain trail run (5,500' of gain and loss) relying exclusively on Tailwind Berry and Mandarin Orange for nutrition, hydration and electrolyte replacement. At about 5'-7" and a 118 pounds I'm not a very big runner, so I usually shoot for about 180 to 200 calories per hour, and around 14 ounces of water per hour (more when hot, it was cool on Sunday (high fifties to low sixties)). I expect that some may think that insufficient, but the number is based on Tim Noakes' latest book, "Waterlogged", (a must read, by the way for anyone participating in endurance activities), and works well for me. I mixed ~2 scoops of TW per 14 ounces of water into my hydration reservoir (a little more concentrated than recommended, but I was experimenting after all) and took a 2 ounce (or so) sip every 8 minutes. I felt a little flat for the first hour, but after a little more time my energy levels rebounded and I reached a good, constant state that lasted until the end of the day. I obviously fatigued as the day wore on, but I never felt like I ran out of energy, I was never thirsty, never nauseated, and never felt bloated. Importantly, I also never felt hungry. I would say that TW provided a constant, even energy, with no ill effects. I didn't get tired of the taste, although I did switch to a 4 ounce "sip" every 16 minutes after about 3.5 hours. A further awesome result is that I felt really good after the run - no "depleted" feeling. I was ready to eat regular food right away, and felt better after this kind of effort than I usually do. Next time, I will drink more TW before starting out to try to avoid the flat first hour. All in all - a great first time out result! I'm sure I'll dial it in even better after a few more outings. At this point I'm really optimistic about TW being my all-in-one endurance nutrition solution going forward.
Tailwind: the name says it all
Posted by Coleman M on 12th Jun 2013
Based on the recommendation of a friend (Karen F.), I used this product for a week prior and then during a 1/2 Ironman. The mix aided and sustained me throughout the day. I never felt depleted of energy the whole day. I intend to keep using it in preparation for a Full Ironman this summer. Love the product!
the best liquid fueling strategy
Posted by Unknown on 28th May 2013
my first time using tailwind was in a hot 100k trail run at altitude(most of the race was above 7000' and completely exposed to sun). I stole a PB by an hour and twenty from last year! I never got tired of the flavor and my stomach was solid the whole time. no cramps from trying to eat solid food, and no trouble taking on calories right to the finish! having electrolytes and calories in one nutritional package is super convenient.
Economical and very effective.
Posted by ~nikolas on 27th May 2013
I have been in training for the Pine to Palm 100 Miler, and have found one of my only frustrations has been the nutritional mayhem. Stopping by the grocery store for sports drink to dilute, protein bars to fill my pack, candy bars, a gel for a possible bonk-tastic moment, then some fruit and sports drink for after I finish my workout. It cost about $25 to be my own traveling convenience store for my long run each week.
Then, I was given a bag of TW Organic Lemon from a friend returning from Durango, Colorado as a gift. It has changed everything about my training. I use TW for any workout over two hours, whether I am cycling or running. The results have been a amazing. The product performs as advertised. I am a believer. And it saves me money??
No hunger. No cramping. No hassle.
TW has given me confidence in my nutrition and my smile has returned as I breeze out the door to hit the trails, instead of the store.
No stomach issues
Posted by Unknown on 23rd May 2013
So far, I really like using Tailwind. I'm no longer having stomach pain like I did with other products and I don't have to use electrolyte tablets or gels. I'm really happy with it and it tastes great too.
Used Tailwind for 13 hour+ training session
Posted by Chris on 6th May 2013
I recently used Tailwind (TW) as my exclusive means of nutrition during a rough 50 mile training session in Bear Mountain, NY. I wore a 20 pound pack and ran through hiking trails with moderate accumulated elevation gain. The day was sunny in the mid 70's with a light breeze above the tree line.
I was definitely surprised that despite not eating the whole day, I didn't get any hunger pains. I pre-packed 8 small ziplocks with all of the Tailwind flavors and added them to two 750 ml water bottles whenever I had to re-fill. By the end of the day I consumed all 8 servings and tried all the flavors. My favorite was the Lemon. I also didn't rely on any other electrolytes. TW maintained my hydration the entire day and kept me going, no bonking at all. I am now a believer. Now TW is battle tested, I will rely on it during my 150 march across the Gobi Desert later this month. The weight to kcal ratio is unmatched and you have the additional benefit of the electrolytes. Great job TW!
Broke 24 hours for 100 mile trail run!
Posted by Chris on 22nd Apr 2013
I started using Tailwind in my training for the Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run. It worked really well and gave me confidence going into the race on April 6, 2013. Come the morning of April 7, I finished the 100 mile trail race in 23:56! This was a personal record and first time I had broken 24 hours for a 100 mile run. i give Tailwind lots of credit. Never had stomach problems over the 24 hours. Thanks guys!
Posted by Donald Brauninger on 28th Mar 2013
Let me first say that the customer service is top notch. My questions were answered quickly and I was very impressed how friendly they were.
Back to the product. I started using Tailwind towards the end of January. I was training for a 200 mile relay race called Texas Independence Relay (TIR) at the end of March. For 2 months, I experimented with Tailwind, on the amount I needed to stayed fueled and hydrated on my runs. Short runs and long runs.
During the race I used Tailwind exclusively as my fuel and hydration solution. It worked better than advertised. I never used a gel or bar to keep me going. Halfway through, I did have a small meal with my team on a break but otherwise all I drank was Tailwind.
Thanks again for all your advice and of course Tailwind.
The wind is at my back
Posted by Neil Hannum - Chip Peddler on 15th Mar 2013
I have tried quite a few different nutrition drinks through the last 25 years of bicycling. No I am not a National Champion racer or even a competitor at this point in my life, just someone who wants to make it back to the truck at the end of the day.
After using tailwind for the past two seasons it has now become the obvious choice during those days when you know that it is going to be you and your bike for the next 7 to 10 hours.
Thanks Jeff and Jenny for coming up with a fantastic product.
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