Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:16
For those still thinking about nutrition, bear in mind that during the race your guts will slowly begin to shut off during the bike, and more quickly on the run. It means that if you have over-indulged on the bike you will almost certainly get crippling "gut issues" on the run! This is why it's crucial to practice your race day nutrition well in advance, particularly on long bikes and including a decent run off. it turns out you can actually only absorb a relatively small amount per hour (for me around 50g carbohydrate, but you can look it up), not enough to fully replenish but enough to keep you going. If you consume more than you absorb it sits in your guts, holding water, and is potentially a showstopper....
Good to see some solid training going on, with hilly bike rides being the common theme!