Ride Distance: 160k (100 miles)
Expected Time: 6-7 hours
Fueling goal: 300 calories per hour (to match my Ironman target)
Target Calories: 1800-2100
Total Calories Burned: 4000+
4 Gatorade bottles @130 each = 520kCal
5 oz gel flask @110/oz = 550kCal
6 oz gel flask @110/oz = 660kCal
Banana = 70kCal (ok, it's solid, I admit it!)
eLoad package + extra Gatorade power = 330kCal
Water bottle = 0 kCal
Nuun tablets = 0 kCal
Total = 2100-ish
I'll stop for water, but other than that I'm all set! The Nuuns will compliment the gels with some missing electrolytes.
This really is a test of how I'll feel with a liquid and gel diet for an entire day... in theory, it should be more easily tolerated in a stressed GI tract, but reality and theory have a way of diverging on me at the wrong moment.
It took me less time than anticipated, just over 6 hours.
I ended up having about 10 ounces of gel, and 5 bottles of Gatorade, one eLoad. Pretty close to my goals. Everything sat well, except for the eLoad... I don't know if it was because it was at the end of the ride or something in it, but my stomach didn't like it as much.
I have my Ironman nutrition plan: 300 calories of Gatorade and gel.
Solids are overrated.