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May 31, 2019 at 10:42 am #26496
I certainly don’t mean to disregard anything. I was just curious as to the calculation discrepancy (because I don’t think my Edge takes wind, etc., into consideration … though maybe?). Anyway, regardless, I’m doing my best. Thanks so much!May 31, 2019 at 10:35 am #26494
Sounds good. I’ve just been so curious as to why there’s such a wide discrepancy! I can right now “safely” handle around 350 calories an hour regardless. 😉 I was just wondering!April 10, 2019 at 10:33 am #25858
This is all incredibly helpful! I’ll look forward to seeing how my numbers shape up over time.April 10, 2019 at 9:45 am #25857
Oh yes, I am fine with some hills. I really was just looking for a course that wasn’t quite as hilly as the Indian Head 100, which I feel takes one up a mountain or two. 😉 I am really relying on the marketing that says “The century ride enjoys gently rolling terrain north of Frederick,” but I recognize they may be downplaying it somewhat. 😉April 9, 2019 at 9:53 am #25846
Ooh, this sounds good. I’ve been looking for a century to do that — forgive me — wasn’t ungodly hilly. 😉 This may fit the bill perfectly! I may see if my father wants to come up for it too.April 9, 2019 at 9:37 am #25845
Ah, perfect. I will not worry with it much, then, and just continue on with dignity. 😉 Thank you for clearing that up!April 5, 2019 at 4:35 pm #25812
OK, that makes sense! I’m never a speedster anyway, so it’s easier I think for me to turn the “race” portion of my brain off and treat it as a training day. Does it make sense to move my long ride to midweek or something, I wonder? Or just plow straight through? 😉 Asking this as someone who has done IM before, if that makes a difference.April 4, 2019 at 9:31 pm #25797
Completely unhelpful answer here, but: I haven’t managed to make the changeover to a power meter. This year I’m intending on letting heart rate be my guide. My dad uses the Vectors and confirms that they have gotten through most of the earlier production issues, but your mileage may vary. 🙂April 4, 2019 at 11:55 am #25789
And simply NOT racing is also not out of the question. With the possible exception of Montclair, which I want to do for the open-water practice. On the other hand, I do like having some practical race experience under my belt each year … 🙂April 4, 2019 at 11:01 am #25787
Welcome, Sebastiaan! I’m doing IMMD too, as I think several other participants are. Here’s hoping for a less-hot day than an Eagleman race!! 🙂March 19, 2019 at 10:43 am #25441
These are all great recommendations!! I’ll add another question to the mix: What is the thinking about using our race/tri bike exclusively versus bringing in the road bike on occasion? For instance, on some of the more crowded trails and roads, I prefer my road bike (since it’s hard for me to stay down in aero anyway with pedestrians and cars all around). Is there a downside to switching off depending on conditions?March 19, 2019 at 10:32 am #25438
Wow! That’s crazy. Good for IMMD, though — I love that race and want to keep it around 🙂March 13, 2019 at 4:16 pm #25324
Oooh, the potatoes are something I’ve been meaning to try! One detail keeps stopping me, though — how do I keep them fresh the morning of the race (and the hours in my jersey)? Do I just keep them in a little cooler for pre-race/swim/transition and bring a bag of them out in T1 to put in my jersey pockets? I always get stuck on the details. But I do love a potato, and would love to make this work. I’d imagine the yellow fingerling potatoes would be great snacks! The PB pretzels sound like a great option on this front too.
I love your testimonial on how solid, salty foods early on in the bike saved your stomach for the run and helped you finish fast. Here’s hoping that combo will work for me too! I’ll start giving it a try on longer rides just to see what happens. 😉
(Thanks also for your well wishes on the cough! I get sick about once every year or two … and this one has really made up for lost time! Ugh.)
Looking forward to hearing others’ nutrition ideas! It’s just as fun as a recipe swap. 😉March 12, 2019 at 8:10 pm #25314
I’ll start. First with an apology for having to miss the second clinic as well as the first … the cough that cropped up a week and a half ago has gotten so bad that I’ve been put on steroids and still sound like I have a death rattle. A cold has now taken up residence alongside (probably because the steroids have lowered my immunity). Absolutely, Coach, I should have emailed you earlier in the week to let you know my chances to make it to the clinic were slim, and that’s on me, and I’m very sorry for that.
Regarding the bike nutrition: I’ve experimented a great deal in training on longer rides (60-80+ miles) and what I’ve found works for me is that I can generally take in 300-350 calories an hour on the bike without GI distress. For the first half of my ride, I take in more solids — a half a PBJ on Ezekiel bread plus half a bottle of Tailwind, say — each hour and then slowly divert to more gels and liquids when I get closer to the run. I write down my “menu” hour-by-hour and tape it to my aero bottle so I can see it each hour and don’t have to do math while on the ride (as the day goes on and my brain gets more tired, this is crucial!).
Generally for the first half to two-thirds of my ride, I have a mix of:
Gummies (Shot Blocks, etc.)
Tailwind powder in bottle
And for the last part of the ride I switch to:
Maybe a serving of Shot Block for variety
This combo has worked for me in training and racing. But I’d always love to fine-tune it!
Hope 🙂February 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm #24811
Thank you for this! This might be a silly question but: Should we be prepared to run and/or swim for those requisite parts? 🙂