Total duration= 7 hours (I estimated this one)
Total calories burned= 3,550 calories
Total Calories to consume while riding (20% of calories burned)= 710 calories
Ride day breakfast:
350-400 calories from moderate to low glycemic foods
if queasy/nervous–who, me?–use liquid or semi-solid foods
Two water bottles, 5 scoops of cytomax, 8 shot blocks
Pre-ride snack: 1-1 1/2 hours before start: 1/2 bottle sports drink (diluted)
Bike Nutrition Breakdown:
1st hour: bottle of water with 2 shot blocks
2nd hour: bottle of water with 2 scoops of cytomax
3rd hour: bottle of water with 2 shot blocks
4th hour: bottle of water with 1.5 scoops of Cytomax
5th hour : bottle of water with 2 shot blocks
6th hour: bottle of water with 1.5 scoops of cytomax
7th hour: bottle of water with 2 shot blocks
Total calories= 710
Pre-plan! carry your calories on the ride (relying more on drinks than solid food)
Make sure to drink ONLY water if you are eating solid foods, we want to prevent bloating and digestion problems.
If you need a reminder, set a timer for every 15 minutes to remind you to gulp something or eat something.
Whew…..lots to think about….plus sunscreen, helmet, mirrror, lip balm, credit card, gloves, phone numbers of fellow riders.
Best move so far…I picked a green jersey….aren’t so many of those so our car support should find me easily if needed. Gotta go…up early….