gingerbread sounds good. At this rate I'll need a great big cool box secured to my bike. My bento box is tiny, how am I going to fit 8 hours worth of grub in that? Oh well, plenty of time to experiment. Hard lines about your cornish pastie Barlos. Perhaps you should have had a Welsh Pasty.
But don't take your own pasty to Henley.
Soup Dragon wrote (see)
But don't take your own pasty to Henley.
I think I overcarbed last year. 4.5 litres of high5 and a gel (80cal) or bar chunk (100cal) every 20 minutes. Workout what energy you need and budget for that plus a wee bit more. If I go long again I'll probably try to go for more liquids that anything else.
Cat - Wow thats a lot of carbs, just looking at the Hi5 website and they same 750-1000mls an hour or drop that down and add gels.
Barlos - Shame about the pasty, not sure it the first thing i'd want to eat after a 2.4mile swim in the irish sea.
Sound like its all about personal preference and finding out what works, I have a feeling I'm going to have a few uncomfortable long bikes finding out what doesn't work for me.
As part of my recovery week I cut my swim today down to 35mins and did my first gym session in months, I may be a little sore in the morning. 35min Z2 turbo this afternoon felt strangely tough this afternoon.
I think I might tape a Pringles carton to my top tube, should be able to get loads of stuff in there. If I slice open the side like it is a Post Box door then we should have a workable solution. Painted yellow and black, obviously.
I don't suppose that the Pringles idea has been tried before?
erm, yes Blisters, I think Candy had the AeroPringles at the first ever pirate venture ??
30 min. run @ 06:30 then 2200m in the pool last night, done as 11x200m, alternating pull/straight. Nice n' easy. 45 min run/walk planned for the gym today.
Newbury? Ah, I hear that Gobi has been cycling like a nutter, and he's not averse to donning his trainers now and again, just to see if he can still win races.
As for fodder, I'm going to try out that old staple of fig rolls. I might need to pack a few wet wipes for emergency purposes. I got bored of paying a fortune for breakfast bars, so made my own creation flapjacks, with all the lovely goodness I could scrounge out of the cupboards. Hazelnuts were yum, pumpkin seeds OK, sultanas and currants were vile: they bloated up during cooking, then carbonised. The worst bit was that I wrapped the bars neatly in aluminium foil. When I opened them up with my teeth the pain was agonising as it reacted with my fillings.
jamie tardi wrote (see)
Pringles on the top tube brilliant I love it! I reckon you could pack in about 3/4 sausage rolls, small pack of crisps and maybe a chocolate bar real ironman food!
lol - I think you need to check out Candy's experience of aero pringles holder before you embark on any further plans. And it is of course now etched in legend.
Jamie - Good Luck on Sunday, hopefully a podium this year.
Blisters - I'm thinking of trying out a flapjack recipe too, thanks for the tips.
I've enjoyed my rest week. 2hours and 30 miles (need to get exacts of garmin) and a 15min brick run today and just a 30min run and 30min swim + gym session tomorrow. Will have been a total of about 7:30 hours, going back to 9+ hours next week will be hard.
We're supposed to be doing 9 hours a week at the moment, are we?
doing lots of recovery today - ie sleeping and trying to fend this virus off before it gets too bad
managed 10 hours last night (and that was after a power nap of the sofa yesterday )
Raced today 8th overall cat pos 1st 300+ racing so happy with that!
Well done. I was due to race it, but I raced last weekend and will be racing next weekend, so it fell off my plan.
What was the course like?
Did two laps of the bike course today - Howe Hill hurts second time round
Are you doing Marlow next weekend?
Lazy weekend for me, been away for a hotel break. But it had a pool so I did some swim drills. Swimming coaching tomorrow, then long bike on Tuesday. I'm concentrating mostly on the bike, then swim and jut keeping running ticking over for now at about 6 miles.
JT - congrats on 8th place.
Hope the weather pick up for Marlow next week.
Raf - you are not helping! But well done.
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