Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:31
hi mark, sorry mate i've missed some of these posts, i only came back into the country last night...hope the ride went ok.
for those asking about nutrition i once got some great advice from the guys at torq energy thats great for first timers.
you are right...one g of carbs per hour....but the body can only manage about 60-70 efficiently...so about 2 gels per hour....however...the best trick i learned from the guys at torq is think of keeping the tank full...and topping it up regularly...not letting it run out...and needing it once you've bonked.
what i do is put all my gels into a bottle....topped up with a bit of water....and take a gob full every 15 minutes...the equates to about 2 gels an hour...and keeps the tank topped up.
really worked for me and this trick alone got me through IM after my first attempt failed.