Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!
Member Question: Ironman Bike Nutrition
During the race there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange bottles, so I'm thinking about going with the aero bottle and Gatorade bottle and fill up as necessary. What should I do?
Question from triwor
I can't decide on how many bottles I should carry during the bike leg of an Ironman. When I train, I carry three bottles plus my aero bottle, which works out pretty well. But during the race there will be plenty of opportunities to exchange bottles, so I'm thinking about going with the aero bottle and Gatorade bottle and fill up as necessary. What should I do?
Answer from Marni Rakes
Master of Science- Exercise Physiology
Certified Sports Nutritionist
USAT Level-1 Coach
After months of training with your own cocktail of drinks, gels and bars, you are forced to make the decision of whether or not you will carry your own products with you on the bike or rely solely on aid stations. Regardless if you are just now trying to figure out your training nutrition for a long bike ride or contemplating how you can hydrate and fuel for 112 miles of riding, it is without question that Ironman bike nutrition can be quite tricky. [.....]
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