marshallini wrote (see)
I guess there will come a point where it's all about survival and not mile splits.
0600 on July 1st!
Do you have a garmin or similar that will give you the pace info?
M...eldy wrote (see)
...there you go, I stand corrected
I remember the 5 mile markers I also remember swearing at the top end of the lake as it was a tad windy!
Gladys M. wrote (see)
I know, I know! I knew it was coming from someone, just didn't expect it to be the Prince! Anyway, it wasn't a princess bracelet, it was a PIRATE bracelet (just a Princess badge!)
OC - an excellent post and I think it would be a plan to send it to Hollywood for inclusion on the website.
Cheers, I thought with it being multi-lap there wouldn't be, Not sure if every 5 miles is enough for checking my pace off, but I guess there will come a point where it's all about survival and not mile splits.
They had km markers at Roth - all forty-flippin-two of them. Information overload!
I believe High5 Citrus will be the energy drink on offer around the bike course.
Then there's your own choice of gels, energy bars, pies, sandwiches, crisps, peanuts or whatever else suits which can be attached to your frame or packed into the bento box or pockets.
I believe Nuun are zero calorie, just electrolytes.
I've got a tub of High5 2:1 and a couple of boxes of gels to practise with. That is what will be on the course. I'm going to use a frame mounted speedfil and 2 rear cages. 1 cage for spare tubes etc. The other will start with water to settle down on, then get dumped at the first station.
Then I'll grab high5 and refill the speedfil from that. Empty bottleback in rear cage. Dump bottle at next station. Rinseand repeat. I doubt I'll be getting a bottle at each feed station as the speedfil holds almost 2 bottles worth.
I guess it all depends on the heat etc. I've also noticed that a very full speedfil does tend to splash out over bumps until you lower the fluid level. Sticky RH leg.
I don't have the first clue how I'm going to approach this.
I have started taking citrus Nuun tablets in a bar mounted aero bottle and I think they have helped my hydration levels on my longer bike rides to date. I have taken a couple of SIS gels and water with no ill effects.
I am one of the people who struggle to get anything down when I'm working hard on the run, but I don't intend working that hard on the bike where it makes me want to puke my gels. I don't really like High5 so I'll have to carry my own nutrition. I'm thinking a few nuun tablets and half a dozen SIS gels (which I find nearly impossible to open with a single sweaty hand). Also a couple of Go bars, flapjacks or the like.
My ignorant and not very well considered thoughts:
If I get out from T1, get something on board and into the first 10 miles not feeling like I'm already empty then I could reach a feed station first time round and top up on water and something edible(?). Can/should I leave a couple of malt loafs or something nutritious at the pirate feed station, bearing in mind I'll be amongst the latter ones to pass through.....? lol.
I don't know what else to eat on the bike or how else to plan that part. If I can get it right I know I can reach T2 and approach the run as a separate unit with, for me, its completely different nutrition requirements, and its own unique problems/strategy.
Jelly babies and water have gotten me through previous long runs and marathon, but I'm aware of this step up in the endurance stakes. Flat coke and crisps might appear less of a perceived stomach churning prospect if I'm just hanging in with many miles still to go.
I hope I am making some sense.
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