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Re: Nutrition
« on: June 09, 2015, 16:19 »
How long was your ride L'Arri - in km and hrs?

Not surprised that the Coke hit you hard - combination of pure sugar in a highly absorbable form and the caffeine.

As for why the gel didn't do anything - I'll reserve my opinion (which is all that it is - since I'm not a trained nutritionist) until after you answer my question.

Laughably short. Two and a half hours and about 65km.

Over the last couple of years of using the same brand of gels, they have always been good for a little lift with 20km to go, but I think in this case I had already hit the wall when I wolfed it.

I just didn't feel like I needed to eat while I was out there and then the bonk came on faster than I've ever known it. Normally you get a good old warning in your stomach and head. So it seems like a schoolboy error now, but I really didn't see it coming this time.

I agree with the Coke but peanuts didn't seem like they were going to be better at getting me through the last fifteen kilometres!  :lol
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