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March 23, 2019 at 9:19 am #25526
Still experimenting, but….Clif Bar (240 cal) & pretzels during first 2 h, Gu pack during last 45 minutes. I weigh 150 lbs, so looking at ~250 calories per hour.
For liquid, I have been sticking with water, but will probably try some energy drink, particularly for electrolytes.
- So far so good, but…
- With the cold weather, I am hoping that we are getting a decent gauge of what we will experience at Eagleman. I haven’t been taking in as much water as I probably should. Also, not sure about electrolytes. I have used electrolyte tablets in the past and may need to do so for Eagleman, and should probably start experimenting now.
- It’s definitely been an effort to eat and drink as much…I would have expected to be hungrier. Maybe it would be worth it to practice after a long swim?
- Another challenge with biking in cold weather has been stopping to take off gloves to get food..I am not quite agile enough to do so safely while riding. 🙂 Hopefully I can test how easy things are to eat on-the-go without all of the gear on.
- Will probably try some salted roasted potatoes soon. I like the idea of getting some real, savory food.