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Discussion: Wow!

in: coach ld; coach ld > 2019-01-13

Jan 14, 2019 5:31 AM # 
Almost 20 hours of skiing this week!!
Jan 14, 2019 5:46 PM # 
Yes, wow!


For the freezing water bottle, a bit of electrolyte solution will change the freezing point. Nuun tablets are easy to carry for when you top up your bottle at aid stations.
Jan 14, 2019 8:44 PM # 
Agreed. At the ski marathon, you can also put hot water into your bottle. It might be worth carrying a small thermos in your pack though.
Jan 14, 2019 10:09 PM # 
I got some insulated sports flasks. You can borrow one. There are also lots of nice insulated bottles now. Bladders are useless even with electrolyte at those temps.
Jan 15, 2019 2:57 AM # 
coach ld:
Thx for the tips. I did start with boiling water. It's also the nozzle - it gets frozen even if the water in the bottle doesn't. I will try a different insulated one this weekend as it's supposed to be quite cold again Sat.
Jan 15, 2019 3:15 AM # 
I didn't use a nozzle for the ski marathon. You can add an insulated cover but if it gets cold, you also need a chemical warmer. I'd find a solution without a nozzle.
Jan 18, 2019 2:40 AM # 
Jan 18, 2019 3:05 AM # 
coach ld:
Hmm - vodka...
I couldn't unscrew the water bottle or belt lid either so even without a nozzle cold days are tricky.

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