I’m back from Arizona! I did experienced the potatoes as nutrition on course (it was my first ultra) and it was fantastic! I will definitely include some in my bike nutrition. A friend of mine suggested to try to “waffle” some for less mess in Bento box. I’ll try and let you know how it goes.
My nutrition for my Half Ironman was:
Tailwind; Clif bars: the nut-filled ones (2 – but only had 1.5); almonds/salty crakers; 1 huma gel within the last 30 min.
Nutrition is definitely something I need to work on early on in my training as my stomack tend to shut down early to solid food.
I will start counting more precisely what I am eating while riding and experimenting with more real food.