Ask MBAction: Eat Like A Pro


Kate’s Post Ride Goodies (TAQUERIA LOS PERICOS): Make sure to refuel after racing and workouts with plenty of delicious proteins. Kate Courtney is a professional mountain bike racer for the Scott-SRAM MTB Racing Team. Kate is the 2019 Elite XCO World Cup Overall Champion, the current Pan American Champion and the 2018 Elite XCO World Champion.


I’m slowly getting back into the swing of training and was told that the food I eat is just as important as the miles I put in. First of all, is this true? Also, do you have any articles I could read about proper nutrition? Thanks, MBA.

Sahsa Miller
Ketchum, Idaho

Hannah Rae Finchamp- Have fun with your nutrition. Be creative, but remember there is no prize for finishing the race with the arrow pointing to E. Fuel up and ride on! Photo Credit: Jessica Alexander


There’s a saying that goes, “You wouldn’t put regular in a Ferrari.” In other words, you can log all the miles you want, but you won’t run at peak performance without an excellent source of fuel. So, to answer your first question, yes, the food you eat is quite important. To learn what many of the top pro riders eat, check out this article on our website: How To Eat Like A Pro.

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