>day 2…

>my legs are confused. I’m not so sure if I did the right thing by not recovering after Highlands Sky and waiting for a taper/recovery for this race. Boo. Anyway, I decided my nutrition for this race will be somewhat similar to my ultras, but slightly different because I think I work harder running up mountains than I do when I bike or swim. But nonetheless the times will be similar. Plan A:
-Electrolytes: 2 caps before race, 2 caps start of bike, 1 every hour thereafter, if it’s “Africa hot” as coach says then it will be 2 every hour.
-Ginger to settle the stomach: one at the start, one on the bike, one at the run
-Gu: 2 start of bike, one every hour, possibly 2 to start the run depending on heat/how I feel
-Drinks: ALOT. 1.33 Liters per hour at a minimum. 3 bottles on the bike to start, and I’ll take the bottles from the stops along the way. 1 bottle of Perpetuem on the bike, 2 of HEED. Still contemplating carrying a bottle of HEED on the run…..
-Other: Possibly a powerbar for the bike. I will have to see how I hold up after the first 25 miles. I have no idea what it will feel like to be on a bike for 3 hours, seeing as the longest I’ve ever riden is <35. I will also definitely take some soda on the run, which seems like it will be every mile.

Anyway, I need to get this right or else the ride back to Buffalo will be a mess on Sunday night…..

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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