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Into the great unknown
Into the great unknown
As far is I can tell this triathlon business is 90% in the head. I'm really good at some bits, not so good at others, and mostly it's a great ever unknown. This is my experience of managing mind, and body, to be the best triathlete I can be.

Eating update

ritatrisby ritatrisFeb 10th 2013
I gave the eating on the bike thing a go on the club ride yesterday. What's taken me so long?!

Took home made flapjack in a top tube bag, and ate regularly. We did about 45 miles with the group, then did an extra loop down the Portway to make the miles up to 60, and I felt great! Usually by 20ish miles it's starting to feel hard work, but I felt pretty much fine until the last 5 miles or so.

I'm a convert, and suspect this may turn cycling into a whole different experience.
thinmanby member: thinman, Feb 11th 2013 21:38
sorry it's taken you so long to come to this conclusion. My best suggestion is to start eating after the first hour and keep it up every 30 mins or so. You will not only go further but recover better too! Only reason not to eat is if you are particularly trying to prepare for glycogen deficiency, some times useful for Ironman athletes.
 
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