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Discussion: A) SNOW IS RAD!! B) I'm sw...

in: Grandpa Jameson; Grandpa Jameson > 2017-10-09

Oct 9, 2017 8:57 PM # 

B) I'm switching up my nutrition and looking at Tailwind vs EFS. Talk to me about EFS for cycling (5-7 hours) and ultras (50k-50miles).
Oct 9, 2017 9:06 PM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
i don't use EFS... 100% skratch labs in my bottles. works the best for me and has for years. i used to use the EFS liquid shots but founds those way to sweet. these days i use VFuel and Untapped maple.... and rice cakes and snickers
Oct 9, 2017 9:56 PM # 
Oct 10, 2017 2:17 AM # 
Grandpa Jameson:
no worries dude. I've tried EVERYTHING over the years. What's your typical fueling strategy over a 5-10 hour race? I'd be stoked to help you dial it in.
Oct 10, 2017 5:40 PM # 
3 Sport Leg caps 30 mins before start.

Every hours: 20 oz of water, 1-2 S caps, 100 cals of whatever I'm currently drinking (usually Gatorade), 1 gel (been using Carb Boom) or whatever is on course and then I munch on whatever looks good at aid stations. I prefer salted watermelon or Pringles. Ginger chews when I start feeling hurl-ish.

I've used Tailwind on course and I like it a LOT/ a friend with a lot of experience swears by it.

This is easily the weakest spot in my training/racing.

Edit - Over the years I've tried:

Hammer, GU, CLIF, Twat Waffles, Accelerade, Cytomax, e-Fuel, Vitargo, CarboPro, Carb Boom, Bonk Breaker, Harmony Bars (JoJe now), Tailwind and probably some stuff I've forgotten.
Oct 11, 2017 3:58 PM # 
I swear by Tailwind as well, but just a FYI. If you use Tailwind I would stay away from watermelon and other fruits. It does not mix well with fructose from the fruit. The only time I have ever gotten sick in a 100 using Tailwind is when I ate a bunch of watermelon at mile 50 of Leadville, the next 3 hours were hell until I was able to puke all the watermelon out of my stomach. Here is an article explaining it some more, hopefully the link works when you cut and paste it into a browser.

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