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First time? The last time I did it there was a massive thunderstorm. We dodged it thanks to where we were on the course, but the start/finish got slammed. All the water rushed down through the shelter were food is served, turning much of the ground into mud. The food at the end was salad and hot dogs.

I used to work with the woman who helped create the event.
I did the 100 miler last year. It was fantastic weather for the first 85 miles and pouring rain horribly the last 15 miles.

I was also dying the last 5-10 miles, but a woman in our group (who had rainbow stripes on her sleeves and shorts, the real deal!) was with my group and she pulled my sorry ass the last 5 miles.
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Looks like a very nice ride for them with the legs for it. Be sure to eat enough now, hear?
How much should I eat for a century??
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How much should I eat for a century??
If you carbo-load the day before, you should be able to get away with one donut per rest stop (assuming that they're reasonably spaced, like 15 miles apart) and with a goo packet between each rest stop.
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That "Keep Your Discs Away From Me" thread is just begging for a sophomoric parody thread title.

Of course, I will take the high road and not post it. So mature.
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How much should I eat for a century??
Experts say, a veggie burger every 10 miles.

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Speaking of eating - any of yous have any tips on maintaining good energy levels while operating at a caloric deficit? Most of the time I've felt pretty good, but lately I've been feeling like I'm dragging a bit. Just poking around the interwebs says that I should do things like ensure that my iron intake is up to snuff, and I'm also wondering if my hydration levels are poor with warmer weather finally hitting MN. Any other ideas?
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And what is this? Are we supposed to be excited about a 3-way hex key?
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Experts say, a veggie burger every 10 miles.

For which I will GLADLY pay you Tuesday...
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Speaking of eating - any of yous have any tips on maintaining good energy levels while operating at a caloric deficit? Most of the time I've felt pretty good, but lately I've been feeling like I'm dragging a bit. Just poking around the interwebs says that I should do things like ensure that my iron intake is up to snuff, and I'm also wondering if my hydration levels are poor with warmer weather finally hitting MN. Any other ideas?
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Ha. That is the other thing - whether because of the kids or my internal clock (these days, I seem to wake up before 5:30 without an alarm), I haven't been sleeping that much. Looking at my fitbit sleep tracking, I'm averaging ~6 hours per night for the last three weeks or so.
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Speaking of eating - any of yous have any tips on maintaining good energy levels while operating at a caloric deficit? Most of the time I've felt pretty good, but lately I've been feeling like I'm dragging a bit. Just poking around the interwebs says that I should do things like ensure that my iron intake is up to snuff, and I'm also wondering if my hydration levels are poor with warmer weather finally hitting MN. Any other ideas?
I've got nothing helpful.

I would be very surprised if you were iron deficient or dehydrated and the little I know about you is inconsistent with an unhealthy diet. Supplementation of micronutrients is a rabbit hole that's hardly worth going down, except for the placebo effect, in my opinion.

I live in a caloric deficit, according to my waist bands, and it doesn't bother me except at the end of a strenuous day on the water when I forget, or don't have time, to eat and become irritable and lethargic. It's dramatic, other people can tell there's something wrong with me, and if that's what you're experiencing—wow, that's really bad.

I slosh down fancy Japanese organic green tea all afternoon at work. Gives me a nice, gentle, buzz and keeps my pee dilute.
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It's a little spendy, but eating bike/training specific stuff is what keeps me moving. My diet is more "The Whey" from MyProtein.com, Pure Clean Beets, Bloks, gels, fruit and nuts, salad with some type of protein, usually turkey, and of course, coffee.
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I've got nothing helpful.

I would be very surprised if you were iron deficient or dehydrated and the little I know about you is inconsistent with an unhealthy diet. Supplementation of micronutrients is a rabbit hole that's hardly worth going down, except for the placebo effect, in my opinion.

I live in a caloric deficit, according to my waist bands, and it doesn't bother me except at the end of a strenuous day on the water when I forget, or don't have time, to eat and become irritable and lethargic. It's dramatic, other people can tell there's something wrong with me, and if that's what you're experiencing—wow, that's really bad.

I slosh down fancy Japanese organic green tea all afternoon at work. Gives me a nice, gentle, buzz and keeps my pee dilute.
Thanks. I actually talk donuts more than I eat them. My diet certainly could be better, I think that could be said for most, but the vast majority of my meals are prepared and cooked at home (and not of the frozen pizza variety) and include a decent amount of variety. And no, not getting hangry, just feeling like I'm dragging a little and can't always turn it up as much as I'd like. The numbers on the bike don't actually bear this out, though; my last solo ride was pretty damn decent - ~62 miles (a good portion of that within the stop-and-go city limits) with ~3000' at ~18.4 mph. But I'm just not feeling... snappy. *shrug* I like feeling snappy.
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Thanks. I actually talk donuts more than I eat them. My diet certainly could be better, I think that could be said for most, but the vast majority of my meals are prepared and cooked at home (and not of the frozen pizza variety) and include a decent amount of variety. And no, not getting hangry, just feeling like I'm dragging a little and can't always turn it up as much as I'd like. The numbers on the bike don't actually bear this out, though; my last solo ride was pretty damn decent - ~62 miles (a good portion of that within the stop-and-go city limits) with ~3000' at ~18.4 mph. But I'm just not feeling... snappy. *shrug* I like feeling snappy.
I think you are just getting old and starting to feel your age. Sad!
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I was also dying the last 5-10 miles, but a woman in our group (who had rainbow stripes on her sleeves and shorts, the real deal!) was with my group and she pulled my sorry ass the last 5 miles.
That's because you didn't eat enough.
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It's a little spendy, but eating bike/training specific stuff is what keeps me moving. My diet is more "The Whey" from MyProtein.com, Pure Clean Beets, Bloks, gels, fruit and nuts, salad with some type of protein, usually turkey, and of course, coffee.
At this point in my life, I am mainly composed of peanuts and whey protein and the brown color comes from good (ethically harvested) chocolate.
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It's a little spendy, but eating bike/training specific stuff is what keeps me moving. My diet is more "The Whey" from MyProtein.com, Pure Clean Beets, Bloks, gels, fruit and nuts, salad with some type of protein, usually turkey, and of course, coffee.
My salads have been a little flimsy, lately. I got kinda tired of my avocado, black/pinto beans, hard-boiled egg and lately have been doing goat cheese, dried cranberries, nuts, etc. Good, but not as substantial. Some beet would kick it up a notch.

And now that I think about it, my nut snacking has been non-existent lately - I usually have almonds and stuff on hand, but haven't for a few weeks.
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I think you are just getting old and starting to feel your age. Sad!
Wasn't going to go there.
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I think you are just getting old and starting to feel your age. Sad!
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My salads have been a little flimsy, lately. I got kinda tired of my avocado, black/pinto beans, hard-boiled egg and lately have been doing goat cheese, dried cranberries, nuts, etc. Good, but not as substantial. Some beet would kick it up a notch.

And now that I think about it, my nut snacking has been non-existent lately - I usually have almonds and stuff on hand, but haven't for a few weeks.
Two words: baby arugala.
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Two words: baby arugala.
It's a veg-i-ta-ble.

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That's because you didn't eat enough.
Possibly, but they have really good tomato pie at mile 80 (at French Creek State Park), almost as good as Sarcone's. And I ate plenty of it.
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Came across a youtube channel where the creator superimposes celebrity faces on someone that's doing an impression of said celebrity. I don't have time to look through right now, but this Bill Hader/Arnold Schwarzenegger is freaky good -

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My salads have been a little flimsy, lately. I got kinda tired of my avocado, black/pinto beans, hard-boiled egg and lately have been doing goat cheese, dried cranberries, nuts, etc. Good, but not as substantial. Some beet would kick it up a notch.

And now that I think about it, my nut snacking has been non-existent lately - I usually have almonds and stuff on hand, but haven't for a few weeks.
Good fats are good.
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