I brought a little less than 2L of water in my CamelBak and drank all of it. Throughout the day I ate 1 package Oreo cookies (270cal), 1 Honey Stinger waffle (160cal), 1 Honey Stinger gel (120cal) and about 450 calories of CarboRocket Half-Evil with nuun (divided between 2 bottles on the bike). I had about 400 extra calories of food left over in my pack (chews and PB crackers) that I didn't eat. This was the first race where I drank all of my liquids - usually I overestimate the amount I need - but the unseasonably warm temperatures made me drink a lot more than I planned. I was feeling pretty sluggish in the last trekking section so as soon as we got back to the bikes I took my gel and washed it down with the last of my CarboRocket. The infusion of simple calories really perked me up and helped me push hard to the finish line. I like to carry gels for exactly this type of situation. I don't depend on them as my main source of calories during the race, but they sure do help in last-minute sprint.
|26" vs. 29" wheels. Photo: http://collinscycleshop.wordpress.com/|
|This is the clue sheet from the race. The UTM coordinates are behind the fold.|