|62 degree water should not steam like this!|
Race morning started with my normal oatmeal with bananas, honey, peanut butter, cinnamon, walnuts, and blueberries (I brought my own and almost NEVER start a day differently). I sipped on EFS while driving to the race site and embracing the cold.
|That's frost on the ground... Great!|
On the bike, I chose to use the liquid shot mixed with water for the majority of my ride. I had a dilute EFS solution as my second bottle, but due to the low temperature my body needed the calories more than the electrolytes. I consumed roughly 700 calories throughout the ride and finished both of my bottles right before entering T2.
On the run, I take a liquid shot with me and sip on it before every aid station where I grab water. I do this because I'm used to the First Endurance products and don't like to change it up on race day. I generally go through 3/4 of the flask and take 1-2 cups of water each aid station (drinking only 2-3 sips and dumping the rest on my head). In the run picture below you can see the flask in my right hand if you look hard enough...
After the race, I have Ultragen waiting and try to get to it as soon as possible. Post race food usually takes me an hour or so before I feel like eating it, so getting the Ultragen in during the first 30 minutes is key! The last 24 hours have been all about re-hydrating and re-fueling. Two days after the race, if I treat my body right I'm ready to get back to work!