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First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby HuskiesX2 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:59 pm

So Noosa Century 2010 will be my first 100kms. Does anyone have any words of wisdom? Have you any hints, tips to make this marathon [or it is to me anyway] less of a trial by fire. :)
Am an absolute newbie for this event. I just got stubborn and said 'yes' when asked to do it :)

PS. Have done on the course as a test for it so know I can finish it, just would like it to go easier if possible
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby Mulger bill » Thu May 20, 2010 8:16 pm

Eat pasta the night before, drink a fair bit of water.
Take one extra spare tube, your choice of on bike munchies and the right attitude with you.

Go for it! :D

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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby rkelsen » Thu May 20, 2010 8:52 pm

Put some jelly beans in your jersey pockets - preferably the Glucojel ones.

The only other thing I can add is: Good luck! And enjoy it. 8)
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby Missy24 » Thu May 20, 2010 9:44 pm

Drink when your not thirsty.

Drink when you see someone else drink.

A famous and good friend of mine KenGS he says drink every 5 minutes and has a timer to tell him when to drink... interesting but effective.

Take a protein bar or muslie bar and some jelly beans or snakes.

Have fun..
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby Redbull » Fri May 21, 2010 12:18 am

if you can ride 50km then you can ride 100kms,
if you can ride 60kms you can ride 100kms,
if you can ride 80 kms you can ride 100kms,
if you can ride 100kms you can ride 160kms.

Speed is the variable

How far away is it?

Google is the answer :lol: . I hope you are fit and ride regularly or are not susceptible to cramp.
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby HuskiesX2 » Fri May 21, 2010 11:49 am

Thank you for the support and tips. :D
I have even taken to making my own muesli bars :lol: [gotta say, they taste a bit too good, hope they last til the weekend....lol]

Ride is Sunday 23rd May so have included Magnesium in a hope of delaying muscle cramps.
I am expecting to take the full 5 1/2 hours allowed.... but it would be soooooo nice to be at the finish line in under 5 :)
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby tourdreamer » Fri May 21, 2010 1:22 pm

Muesli bars, especially home made are good, as long as you haven't put cooked nuts in them. The oil changes when its cooked and is harder to digest. I found good quality sports drinks are essential. I used to baulk at the caffeine in them but during a long ride the caffeine helps to metabolise the carbs so you get them quicker. Also they have a different types of sugars in them, so you get both quick and slow carbs.
If you're looking for ideas re homemade sports bars, Brenda Brazier (Vegan Professional Ironman Triathlete) has a book called "The Thrive Diet". But basically he always uses dates because are high GI, and then a mix of other fruits. :)
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Re: First 100Kms. Any words of wisdom are welcome please

Postby s-s-a » Fri May 21, 2010 9:10 pm

Eat by the clock - my guide is 1 muesli bar or equivalent every hour.

Drink diluted sports drink (half strength) on the bike, not water.

Eat as many carbs as you can fit in for at least one day before, preferably two. With plenty of water.

Eat as big a breakfast as you can AT LEAST two hours before the start.

Good luck and have fun!!

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