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Critique my Fueling Strategy (Read 58 times)

LB2


    I just wanted to comment that you are way more detailed then me.

     

    My strategy is to ensure that I have enough fluids to get between aid stations (1 or 2 handhelds depending upon time between aid stations), and that I carry enough gels and salt tabs to get me through the race or to the next drop bag location. Generally I figure one gel every 60 minutes, 1-2 salt tabs as well in the same time depending on conditions. I really should be more detailed but think keeping it simple helps in my case.

     

    ^^This sounds like me. I wouldn't over-think it. Carry some gels and make sure you have some electrolytes and fluids. Grab a few things at the aid station and keep on moving.

    LB2

      Next time, weigh yourself at the start and finish.  If you are only down a couple lbs or less, then you are maintaining equilibrium.  If you are the same or higher, then you are probably drinking too much.  If down more than a few lbs, then you aren't drinking enough, going too fast, etc.  Most people do well at an ultra if they maintain weight to within a few lbs on the low side of where they started.

       

      On sunday I did a ~3 hour effort and I liked how the fueling went,

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      Am I missing anything?  Do I need additional electrolytes?  Any advice/critique is welcome.

      2013 H1:  7 hours/week base.  Q3: Train for goal race.  Q4:  Goal Race.

      Jamezilla


      Follower of Forrest

        Thanks seilerts...I'll have to make that part of my routine.  I guess squeeze it in before the part where I devour everything in the house.

        4/5 - Lost Brook Trail 10mi  1:15:42

        4/27 - Ironmaster's Challenge 50k

        6/21 - Manitou's Revenge 56mi


         

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