This morning we (I mean, the hubs) set off for a long ride… 5+hours. So what was so important about this ride? Well, it was the “trial nutrition” run. We found out all the brands/nutrition on the race course and set out to get a few samples ourselves.
In Ironman training, it’s CRUCIAL to test out your nutrition. When you are racing for that long of a time, the gut goes through hell and back, no joke. Making sure you can handle the foods/sports drinks that are given on the race course is probably just as important as sleeping the night before. haha.
When the hubs’ raced Ironman New Zealand back in 2009, some of the sports drinks did not settle well in his stomach and needless to say, it was not a good race. This year, he’s been training with the same nutrition that is given on race day, plus a few of his own nutrition favorites.
Here’s a look at what I do on race day. I know, it’s a lot of work. I am almost have to refuel half way through (that’s sarcasm). But really, I love being part of TEAM COTTER, and that’s no sarcasm.
And the results are in………Worked like a charm he says.
That’s one Well-Fueled & HOT lookin’ athlete…. wouldn’t you agree?
Sherpa Skills- Race day Nutrition Complete!