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8/20/12 2:28 P

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Congrats on your finish


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8/20/12 2:26 P

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I think no matter how you do it, you will be out there for 5 plus hours, so eating on the bike is a big of the race. So you need to work on what you will eat or consume on your training rides. I find drinking and gu's very usefull on the run, but I try to use solids on the bike.


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8/20/12 2:17 P

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Note to future readers of this discussion...Three Gu's is not enough! I took 4 with me just in case but luckily there was plenty of Gu at the aid stations because I ended up consuming 8 Gu's in total. Sure, there were alternatives to Gu, i.e. bananas & pretzels but I just did Gu & water. And I finished with a respectable time :)

Edited by: AMANDAROX at: 8/20/2012 (20:04)
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8/17/12 1:25 P

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Hi, I'm doing my first Half-Ironman on Sunday. I see your advice is to eat a lot on the bike, which is kinda what I was thinking. I plan on bringing a few Gu's with me. Two for the bike and 1 for mid-run. Do you think that will be enough? Whenever I've done a Half-Marathon, I usually do 1 Gu.



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it is going to be a long day, so EAT alot on the bike

Edited by: GWBACH at: 7/13/2012 (10:40)

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7/12/12 10:30 P

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Name something you wish someone had told you before you did your first Ironman.

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