- March 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm #19533
Feeling ready for next week’s True Grit 50 thanks to your Masters 40+ Best Time plan. Since Aaron and I rode with you, I’ve been using the Carbo Rocket 333. It’s been working much better than the Perpeteum and way easier on my gut.
My typical long ride morning meal is a bowl of steel cut natural oats with walnuts, a banana, a 1/4 cup of blueberries, a little granola, and a Muscle Milk protein drink on the side. I usually try to eat 2-3 hours before the ride. This also includes 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning. If I’m not feeling ‘filled’ I will sometimes eat a protein bar 30 minutes before the ride. Then it’s mostly CR333. My last few 4+ hour rides I have added a small cartoon of muscle milk and some peanut butter at the half way mark and the protein really gives me a kick. The Muscle Milk seems to digest much quicker than the Perpeteum.
At 230lbs, keeping my body fueled is always my #1 issue. The rest is covered with your training plan. Do you see any spots in this that need to be boosted or changed?
- March 3, 2019 at 10:36 am #19534
Great to hear you are ready to race! Your Fueling plan sounds great. The only question I have is about the protein bar 30 mins before the start. During training that is a great plan but on race day it is important to have carbs 30 mins before the start. What are the macros (fat, protein, carbs grams) in your pre-race protein bar?
- March 3, 2019 at 10:49 am #19535
13grams fat, 8 grams carbs, 14 grams protein.
What do you suggest I eat pre-race after that 3 hour gap from breakfast? I honestly was using the protein bar for convenience. I’m not married to it.
- March 3, 2019 at 11:19 am #19537
Stick with the convenience of a bar and choose one with more carbs than protein or fat such as a Powerbar or Clif Bar. A 220 calorie Powerbar has 3g fat, 45g carb and 9g protein.
Choose a bar you like and you know digests well. Chew the bar well and wash it down with 8-10 oz of water or an electrolyte drink to help with digestion.
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