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in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2016-02-07

Feb 8, 2016 7:43 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Oh man, it would be so great if someone could figure out the reason for your stomach issues.
Feb 9, 2016 11:44 AM # 
I'm hoping.... Darcy from Infinit will be sending me some sports drink to try customized based on my sweat test and weight loss, with a plan to drink 700ml /hr with 200 cal or so. Not sure if I can get that down or if it's the answer, but worth a try. I have heard that some folks had trouble with Infinit, but since it's customized I doubt any 2 mixes are the same.

Still won't solve the problem for AR- it's pretty much impossible to drink that much on course.
Feb 9, 2016 2:18 PM # 
For what it's worth, I was drinking Infinit when I had my stomach problems at the Death Race. The osmolality was set very high though -- I was trying to get high calories and electrolytes from this alone. And I didn't do nearly enough training with it to figure things out.

So take this with a grain of salt. (Salt - ha!)
Feb 9, 2016 3:47 PM # 
Yep, I wasn't going to mention names... I'll give it a try with more feeble osmolality.
Feb 9, 2016 6:15 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
'Bent, you've tried almost everything... maybe you are the different duck that needs the different osmolality (high?), different from the rest of us?
Feb 9, 2016 6:17 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Yes, 700 ml is a lot. I push more food and drink into myself than most people, and still I only drink 500 ml per hour when racing. (we all know we are supposed to drink more, but just can't)
Feb 9, 2016 7:26 PM # 
I can't see it staying down either. I drank 1.2L in 2.5hrs of running and thought I was slugging back a lot. Darcy wanted to keep the osmolality pretty neutral for me.
I think another APer didn't do too well with Infinit. I'll let him chime in if he wants.
Feb 9, 2016 8:21 PM # 
Ha, me?? I too had some issues initially with it when I used it during an 8-hr MTB race. Although I am not 100% sure it was due to my Infinit.

I still ended up using it for my long training rides with no ill-effects. I didn't want to risk racing IM Tremblant although I think it could have been ok due to my body adapting to it.

I have a bunch left from last year that I'll start up when my training exceeds 3 hours, I'll let you know how that goes...
Feb 9, 2016 8:48 PM # 
I still have a bunch left from CDR that I will never use. Does powder go bad? If it does, mine definitely is.

I should really throw that out before someone accidentally dies.
Feb 10, 2016 1:09 PM # 
You guys are really inspiring me....
Feb 10, 2016 1:26 PM # 
Oh, you'll make them blush.
Feb 10, 2016 4:11 PM # 
I think I've found your race!

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