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A banana, maybe some type of bar but more electrolytes and water.
You should be hopped up on carbs before the race.
One important aspect is that you should eat whatever you've practised with .....NOTHING should be tried for the first time on raceday.
Edit: 2015: darn near won the best South Island series (got second in age
-group)..woo hoo Racy Theremery is back!!
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'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'
what did you eat and drink exactly?
I remember these links being informative (haven't had a chance to reread them)
http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2011/08/s ... trategies/
http://nextlevelnutrition.blogspot.co.u ... -just.html
90g of carbs per hour seems slightly extreme to me tho......is dud info to sell more gels?
backflat wrote:found out at 90 miles leg cramps forced me to slow pace to race losing level .
All sorts of reasons why you may have cramp at that point but the usual culprit is demand exceeding capability (not enough conditioning).
"I'm not a real doctor; But I am a real worm; I am an actual worm." - TMBG
IMHO carbo loading is 2-3 easier days slightly weighted towards carbs from normal food (dunno how people define carbo loading..no carbo loader powder huffin' and puffin' ).
Cramps ina race are mostly lack of hard training.
I really like gatorade, so that is easy to find and convenient.
A usually take a couple Cliff bars and a baggy full of glucose tablets (you can get those at a pharmacy or walmart)
I also take one cheese sandwich that is thick with mayonnaise and salt. (yes, it's true)
I try to gulp down the sandwich after about 40 miles or so; when there is a lull in the action. I always feel a lot better about 10 min after the sandwich.
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