I received this question from a few of you reguarding my fuel for the duathlon. 2 mile run, 18.7 mile bike and 4.5 mile run.
Breakfast 6:00 am – Advocare Meal replacement shake ( great ratio of carbs and protein) Made with 4 oz. coconut milk and 4 oz. water and ice
.16 oz. of water and Rehydrate made with 8oz. of water
7am 02 Gold more water ( this is the new improved version, which I did not use. I can’t wait to try it though).
7:30am – Arginine Extreme
8am race started.
After my run I had a few sips of Spark ( made with coconut water)
Bike: I had my water bottle filled with Spark and coconut water that I drank during the bike portion. About 8-10 miles in I tried to eat a mini Cliff Builder Bar. I say tried, because it was just too dry – I actually dry heaved a few times ( I never dry heave, so it was annoying). I only ate half of the already small bar. I don’t think I do well eating whole foods during events…..
At about Mile12 or 13 I took 3 Catalyst. More spark as well.
At mile 15 I took half of a Slam and I finished the rest by mile 18.
On to the final run. I had my own water bottle as I ran. I had Rehyrdate made with coconut water in it. I drank as needed. I also had a Rehydrate Gel with me, but never took it. I did forget that I had it with me, but I think I would have remembered if I felt that it was needed.
After the race I finished my Rehydrate and coconut water. Had some grapes and a bottle of water. I should have been starving, but it’s rare that I can eat a lot right after a race.
So there ya have it. I know that the weather had a positive effect on how I did at this race, but I think how I fueled did as well. I never felt low on energy. If you have any questions on my fueling methods, don’t hesitate to ask me. 🙂