The Knighthood journey was a great opportunity to test my nutrition plan for my upcoming HITS 140.6 race. I used the 15 First Endurance EFS shots (about 1500 calories and they never started to taste bad!) and had 6.5 chocolate peanut coconut rice cakes from the Feedzone Cookbook recipe (about 1800 calories). If it sounds like a lot, it was and it wasn’t: it was about 250 calories per hour in total, and I spent about 6000 calories. I tolerated the rice cakes well, and hope to use them in the race, if I can figure out how to carry them.
In all, I had only one period of stomach distress at around hour 5. I took ingested some salt and felt better by hour 6. I did notice that it was difficult for me to be in the aero position immediately after drinking; I’ve had this problem before.
Great test run for the race!