Colin Brooke – reporting on the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon 17 September 2016
Sustenance and support on the longer distance events
(Warning; the elite racers amongst us might find some parts of this report disturbing)
Obviously the greater the distance or time out on an event the greater will be the amount of fuel we need. I have my own my simplistic way of working out what food to take and calculating how much, which probably boils down to ‘varied and plenty’. As the distance events usually start very early in the morning, often having to prepare before sunrise when our appetites are unlikely to be good, I try to eat a substantial meal during the evening before.
I did try the pasta party type approach at the Kalmar ironman in Sweden but found the polystyrene dish of pasta strips, with no more flavour […]