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!

Knighthood Eve

I’m prepping for tomorrow’s knighthood session. I won’t call it an attempt, at this point, because There Is No Try: I’m doing it.

The plan is to rise and shine early to eat and have a coffee, then to start at 7 am EST. I’m going to begin with There Is No Try and end with It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. Other than that, I’m going to put all the names into a hat and draw as I go to keep it random. If I pull Extra Shot or the Long Scream, I’ll do them but they won’t count.

I’ll be posting updates during breaks if I have time on my Facebook page.

This ride is raising donations of small goods and money for Hetrick Martin Institute and Ali Forney Center, two NYC organizations doing amazing things for homeless LGBT youth. To find out what I’m collecting and how you can be involved, click here.

Time to set up the water bottles, set out the kits, and drink more water!