Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > "The 33"-Road Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

What do you eat for a 90 min-2 hour race?

Notices
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

What do you eat for a 90 min-2 hour race?

Old 04-04-09, 01:34 PM
  #26  
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 40,369
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I think it's quite possible that the brake rub got worse in the later laps and contributed mightily to my shelling. I did go from feeling fine to feeling on the rivet a bit too suddenly in that race g. That struck me as rather odd.
botto is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 01:34 PM
  #27  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
Could it be we went up the hill into the wind at 26 on those laps?
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 01:35 PM
  #28  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
More importantly if lazyrider hates us so much why doesn't he quit the board? I do know that if I called anyone half the names he did in that one thread I'd be on the bench for a week.
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 01:43 PM
  #29  
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 40,369
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
More importantly if lazyrider hates us so much why doesn't he quit the board? I do know that if I called anyone half the names he did in that one thread I'd be on the bench for a week.
you'll never sit alone.
botto is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:24 PM
  #30  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Could it be we went up the hill into the wind at 26 on those laps?
I'm sure it's slightly harder when your wheel will only go 4 revolutions without stopping because it's jamming on the brake pad. Just speculating though.
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:25 PM
  #31  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
Well you can race tomorrow and get retribution.
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:37 PM
  #32  
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 28,387

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by botto View Post
imo you don't need to eat during a 1.5-2 hour race. longer than that... that's another story.
Agreed
umd is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:39 PM
  #33  
Greg180
Realist
 
Greg180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 3,083

Bikes: Roubaix, Tarmac, Fixed Gear

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Well you can race tomorrow and get retribution.
+1
Greg180 is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:39 PM
  #34  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
Well you can race tomorrow and get retribution.
I would if it didn't involve 4+ hours of driving for 2 hours of racing.
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:47 PM
  #35  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
That race is going to be every bit of 3 hours, unless you're planning on getting dropped two hours in.
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:55 PM
  #36  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
That race is going to be every bit of 3 hours, unless you're planning on getting dropped two hours in.
I heard it was 50 miles in length, so the average speed will be 17 mph on a flat course?
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:57 PM
  #37  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
LOL the back straight will be the hardest hill you ever go up. Last year the wind slowed us to 13 mph
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:58 PM
  #38  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
50.6 miles
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:58 PM
  #39  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
50.6 miles
So it's so windy there the average speed is 17 mph? I've never done a race that averaged < 21 mph or so.
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 04:59 PM
  #40  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
LOL the back straight will be the hardest hill you ever go up. Last year the wind slowed us to 13 mph
Won't they go up the back straight @ 26 mph like you said they did in PP today? The wind was blowing down that hill today by the way. So it was uphill into a headwind.
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 05:00 PM
  #41  
gsteinb
out walking the earth
 
gsteinb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 20,796
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 551 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 58 Times in 28 Posts
I just checked my log. 2.75 hours last year.
gsteinb is offline  
Old 04-04-09, 05:00 PM
  #42  
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
Thread Starter
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Posts: 90,446

Bikes: 2017 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict SL, 2018 Santa Cruz Blur CC MTB

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Will you use the frustration of today's clusterfark as a springboard to FBF Victory tomorrow?
patentcad is offline  
Old 04-05-09, 11:06 PM
  #43  
Fat Boy
Wheelsuck
 
Fat Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I suppose I could always eat a hearty breakfast and purge after the race.
The riding is to justify all the eating, right?

To answer your question, oatmeal + honey when I first get up, wash it down with a black tea. Put another black tea in a travel cup to nurse for an hour or so while driving and getting my number/setting up.

About an hour before the race, I eat a small box of raisins. While I'm warming up I drink a bottle of fruit juice, either Odwalla or Trader Joes. From about a 1/2 hour before the race and through it, just water. For a long race/ride some sort of carbo drink, generally Twin Labs. If I'm doing 2 races in a day, then a box of raisins in between.

I don't get the opportunity to do a bunch of long races, but with long rides, I really force myself to eat bars and cookies. 3-6 hours in, it really starts paying off. I try to avoid gels.

The raisin thing I read in some rag. Apparently they're better than a gel for energy.
Fat Boy is offline  
Old 04-05-09, 11:42 PM
  #44  
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 28,387

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had an interesting food choice/timing issue for today's races. I had a 45 minute crit around 10 and then 2 crits for nearly 2 hours back-to-back just before 1. I had breakfast cereal at 6 when I woke up before the drive, some fruit during the drive and a while before the race. After the race I rode easy a short distance to pick up a sandwich and ate half of it while watching the other races. I didn't want to eat too much with the next race not to far away but I had to make sure I had something... I put a bar in my pocket and ate in in the 2 minute break between races. I had enough to eat but it turns out I didn't have enough to drink and got pretty dehydrated. It was hotter than I expected and I ran out of water near the beginning of the second (of the back-to-back races).
umd is offline  
Old 04-05-09, 11:56 PM
  #45  
Frunkin
nom nom nom
 
Frunkin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,096

Bikes: Lemond Tete de Course, Slingshot DDX, Fuji Track Pro, Surly Steamroller

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I eat a gel and drink some cytomax. I can burn 2kcal in 2 hours pretty easily, and thats kind of the rough estimate of stored usable glycogen from what I understand. So an extra 400 calories might not make a huge difference, but its a little insurance.
Frunkin is offline  
Old 04-06-09, 06:14 AM
  #46  
kensuf
My idea of fun
 
kensuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 9,846

Bikes: '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '02 Kona Lavadome, '07 Giant TCR Advanced, '07 Karate Monkey

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I pop a gel every 45 minutes.
kensuf is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.