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Doca




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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tuckandgo wrote:

I'm amazed (with respect) that you or anyone, thinks that solid nutrition is the way to go. Energy drink/mix/whatever you want to call it/ (as it should have electrolytes in it,) should be your base energy provider. Then top up with gels and solid food as you need/enjoy.

You need a lot more than carbs and water to keep going on a 4hr+ event, I thought that was general knowledge.

I would imagine that an ironman on water and energy bars only would a recipe for disaster.


Well I definitely did, at least for the bike anyhow. Apparently Craig Alexander uses a bar based nutrition strategy on the bike also & it works for him. I liked the simplicity of one bar every 45 mins and getting the right amount of calories.
It will be Tailwind next time though which is basically dextrose & salt. What can be the difference to bars other than being more difficult to digest & release the calories from?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doca wrote:
tuckandgo wrote:

I'm amazed (with respect) that you or anyone, thinks that solid nutrition is the way to go. Energy drink/mix/whatever you want to call it/ (as it should have electrolytes in it,) should be your base energy provider. Then top up with gels and solid food as you need/enjoy.

You need a lot more than carbs and water to keep going on a 4hr+ event, I thought that was general knowledge.

I would imagine that an ironman on water and energy bars only would a recipe for disaster.


Well I definitely did, at least for the bike anyhow. Apparently Craig Alexander uses a bar based nutrition strategy on the bike also & it works for him. I liked the simplicity of one bar every 45 mins and getting the right amount of calories.
It will be Tailwind next time though which is basically dextrose & salt. What can be the difference to bars other than being more difficult to digest & release the calories from?


a good drink will have the full spectrum of electrolytes needed (not just sodium). I guess it doesn't matter if it is liquid or solid, you need these as well as carbs (in whatever form.) So what I am really saying is make sure you have those covered, then take extra carbs in whatever form you want.
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