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Discussion: Cornetto

in: brycec; brycec > 2013-04-13

Apr 13, 2013 12:51 PM # 
When the sugar tank is empty, Cornetto will briefly do the job, no issues there!
Apr 13, 2013 1:07 PM # 
haha very good - was really a pick me up for the drive home at least - how about the burger and chips for dinner haha - not helping my own cause sometimes - back to nutrition tomorrow.
Apr 13, 2013 1:37 PM # 
Burger = simple carbs + pseudo protein + fat + a bit of potato carbs - - - not all bad. It's all converted to energy, and you'll recover a lot better on burger and chips than you would on salad. (unless you ate Fast Food in which case it was all sugar and fat and probably not ideal - but better than not eating ;-)
Apr 13, 2013 1:41 PM # 
haha - so positive love it.

its not too bad - but its definitely know steak and veg - that said cals in cals out balance the books tomorrow if I must ha.
Apr 13, 2013 2:17 PM # 
My Magnum afterwards did the trick. The piece of fish I ate before the race didn't help.
Apr 13, 2013 2:27 PM # 
Ripe bananas are good. On Saturdays when there is NavDash I always have bacon, eggs, mushroom, tomatoes and toast for brekkie, then a banana about an hour before the race, then another banana afterwards.
Apr 13, 2013 2:31 PM # 
I don't have bananas before races anymore because they don't feel good in my stomach.
Apr 13, 2013 2:36 PM # 
yes i cant eat 2 hours before exercise unless I am looking forward to being sick - generally I bring something for afterwards, but today's plan was the tavern which by the time I had finished wasn't interested in.

I wanted a magnum I didn't see it on the selection there - envious!

tony your breakfast does sound epic though and I agree with the banana post
Apr 13, 2013 10:21 PM # 
Bananas are nice and benign, agreed, but they're not exactly a brilliant energy source being mostly water, fibre and banana flavouring. I occasionally have one just before training merely to wham something in my stomach as a last-minute forgot [insert meal time] food. Unvomitable as far as I'm concerned!
Apr 14, 2013 12:29 AM # 
I assure you they are :)
Apr 14, 2013 5:30 AM # 
Tooms is talking about unripe bananas. In very ripe bananas 100% of the starch has been converted to sugar, ie a ripe banana washed down with some water is practically the same as a sports drink, as it also contains a variety of minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc.).
Apr 14, 2013 6:07 AM # 
Many banana websites (why ARE there so many banana websites?) say simmo is right. And they have so many benefits, not least of which are happy, flatulent gut bacteria, mild laxative effects and no need for tedious chewing.

"The banana is an excellent way to get fibre into the diet of a toddler, an older person, or anyone who is not too keen on having to chew foods.

You may not be familiar with the term ‘resistant starch’. This is starch that resists digestion and goes all the way through the small intestine and passes into the large intestine to act very much like fibre. Bananas have resistant starch. There is more resistant starch in just ripe bananas than found in very ripe bananas.

Resistant starch offers many health benefits to us because when it enters the large bowel it is eaten up and used as a fuel by the friendly bacteria that live there. The bacteria then produce compounds that help protect the bowel from future cancer, while also having a mild laxative effect.

Resistant starch that passes into the large bowel may be used by the bacteria to produce gas, and this may explain why eating one or two green bananas, high in resistant starch, can give some people a bloated feeling (15).

As a banana ripens, the starch (including resistant starch) is transformed into sugars, making the banana softer and sweeter"
Apr 14, 2013 6:38 AM # 
*banana overload*
Apr 14, 2013 11:22 AM # 
Bananarama - and there I was assuming Simmo had simply run out of teeth as he enters his dotage!
Apr 14, 2013 12:57 PM # 
No teeth needed to eat ripe bananas. My Dad (97) loves'em!
Apr 15, 2013 2:22 AM # 
Bryce, the Magnum was from the farmers market in Sawyers Valley. I almost got two for the price of one but I was being honest on Saturday.
Apr 15, 2013 2:33 AM # 
:) - would have been good.
Apr 15, 2013 3:28 AM # 
The strawberry and white chocolate magnum was AMAZING :)
Apr 15, 2013 4:17 AM # 
Bacon, eggs, tomato, mushroom etc for breakfast? Really. Better go tell all my sports science textbook authors they got it wrong.
Apr 15, 2013 4:30 AM # 
But Simmo's proving it works?
Apr 15, 2013 5:11 AM # 
Yes I only beat him by three minutes on the short course and I just had Weet-Bix!
Apr 15, 2013 6:29 AM # 
yeah weetbix for breakfast - staple.
Apr 15, 2013 6:30 AM # 
Fletch, that brekkie is only before a NavDash (or before a
Saturday afternoon event as at Autumn Classic and State Champs), where I always start well after 2pm, usually closer to 3pm, so it's 6-7 hours before the race. If I had a normal breakfast (bowl of cereal and fruit OR 2 pieces of toast) I would need to eat lunch. But because I can't/don't like running for 3 hours (minimum) after a meal, then I'd have to have lunch at 11am. A big breakfast is a much better solution - for me.
Apr 15, 2013 8:49 AM # 
Sport Science wouldn't agree with my late night, tent and thermarest sleep and king-sized Mars Bar for Brekkie b4 a 750:20:5 triathlon on a hilly course - and I went sub-1hr and won it. There's another case study of one!
Apr 15, 2013 11:51 AM # 
Is that a challenge, Tooms?

Nah that's pointless. I'd never be able to swim 750m in under an hour.
Apr 15, 2013 12:29 PM # 
If you'd like. Bet ya $500 you'll NEVER do it on an accurate course.

I remembered riding home tonight that I actually had 'dinner' at Busselton Maccas too... shudder. Amazing how all the Sports Science and nutrition advice doesn't mean shit when you're super fit. (as a one-off... :-)
Apr 15, 2013 12:35 PM # 
Does it have to be hilly?
Does a kerb count as a hill?
Can I get a ring-in in for the swim (e.g. Tooms)?

Hmm let's see:
35min cycle
15min run
28min in transitions
That doesn't leave a lot of time for the swim.
Apr 15, 2013 12:57 PM # 
sub 1 hr - impressive - thinking 10 for swim 35 for ride doesn't leave a lot for the run.
Apr 15, 2013 1:08 PM # 
WHO takes 28 mins in transitions?? Thats alot of time!!
Apr 15, 2013 1:52 PM # 
Vague estimate would have been ~10min swim, ~33min ride, <17min run. (I'll look it up -maybe- and be proved wrong, or see the course was funkily inaccurate!). Transition stopped time would be about 20s and 5s.
Apr 16, 2013 12:57 AM # 
Oh, oops, 5km run not 4km run. I have to revise my estimate.
Apr 16, 2013 3:45 AM # 
It is unpossible to transition in 5s. I couldn't even change one sock in that time, let alone dry my feet properly, eat a chocolate brownie and adjust my hair to running mode.
Apr 16, 2013 4:06 AM # 
Rack bike (start transition clock), place helmet on bike, bend and put shoe on, take first stride while putting 2nd shoe on... (stop transition clock). Easy. In fact, I bet you (Jen) a box of magnums I could still do it now........
Apr 16, 2013 4:36 AM # 
Did you unclip your helmet before you racked your bike? That's illegal.
Apr 16, 2013 4:52 AM # 
Not true, I've seen you put your shoes on and it takes a lot longer than that these days, and they don't even have a shoe-putting-on chair in triathlons.
Apr 16, 2013 5:03 AM # 
No unclipping allowed - 2 hands needed to rack bike anyway. Jen, you mock well.

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