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Surviving a 228km race.(2 posts)

Surviving a 228km race.LeGrimper
Aug 10, 2002 10:05 PM
Any thoughts on a one day race of 228km? (142 miles) I am injury free, fit and looking forward to this. Its 7 weeks away.

Just wondering on your opinions on your favourite food & hydration, survival strategies etc.

Course profile includes a 17km 1000 plus meter elevation climb at around 4-6% at 90kms in and then an undulating to hilly profile until the finish at 500 meters elevation. Tough!

Has anyone expirenence with carbo-loading (Astrand or Costill methods) over a number of days?

Any tips for 6-7 hours in the saddle?

Anything that might help is appreciated.

LeGrimp.
re: carbo loadingcyclopathic
Aug 11, 2002 3:07 AM
doesn't have any effect on distances over 100km, don't count on it. The best you can do is to have several long rides (150-200mi), preferably flat at least in second part. Keep you HR in zone 1-3 well below AT. Take it easy in last 1.5-2 weeks; better be undertrained then overtrained.

foods? maltodextrose based gels, experiment on long rides to make sure you can digest. Also will need electrolytes either drinks or pills. Try this site for tips http://www.ultracycling.com good luck