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these days, on long rides and hills rides (both 80k +), after a dismail fail at the busso half using gels, i generally take my 'famous' home made energy bars, a banana and some honey sandwiches. I find that if i eat a bowl of porridge and honey for breakfast (yes, sometimes very early) this will sustain me for the first couple of hours, with a few bites of the energy bar and some water along the way.
I then generally scoff some sandwiches and the banana at the end of the ride which gets me the last 10k home.
My big goal is to race the mandurah half iron man in october on 'real' food - watch this space!
i guess at the end of the day whatever works for you is the right solution and the only way you'll find out is to experiment and practise and not worry about what everyone else does!
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RonK wrote:Water. Product not required...
Generally, I use a scoop of Endura in 500ml bottle of water plus another bottle made double strength for long rides (then I can get a normal bottle of water and make two normal strength bottles).
But that's changing - as I do more longer rides I'm finding I don't need to do this as much. I've tried a few different powders, Skratch Labs, E-Load and Endura - seems that Endura works best for me.
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It starts at 19 minutes in.
If it's a VERY short workout, hydration before the workout is probably more important than hydration during.
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