Got through it, swim was better than I feared, bike was fine, run was horrible, hillier than I realised. Decided to walk the up hills and run the flat and downhill, but ended up walking some of the flat as well near the end.
not only legs ran out of juice but I had quite unpleasant heartburn as well.
flapjack and ritz crackers along with a gel st 20 and 50m and a banana on the bike clearly didn't work for me.
still I finished in 6:40 and am happy with that for my first attempt.
Attempting my first 70.3 in the New Forest on 25th Sept and am looking for some nutrition hints/tips please.
I've done each of the 3 distances independently and have bricked 33M bike and 8M run without too many problems, a little concerned about the swim as I am a slow pool swimmer with no open water experience - but hey I'm committed now!
What sort of nutrition do people take on and when?
I've used gels on long runs before but they bloat me and I wouldn't like to take more than 2, what other fuels do people recommend?
I was in Sestriere last week (stayed in Sauze, but spent a day over in Sestriere), my suggestion would be leave the trainers at home and just enjoy the skiing, don't feel guilty and just pick it up when you get home. If you really must run I reckon the resort will have enough snow free roads for you to find a route that is trouble free, and will certainly have hill reps, even if you end up doing a few loops.