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What do you eat on a century?

Old 05-18-10, 12:02 PM
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Old 05-18-10, 12:49 PM
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I think the Met RX bar would be a disaster for most folks. While there is a decent amount of research that ingesting protein during a workout is good, the suggested ratio is 4grams carb to 1gram protein.

The Met RX bar with almost as much protein as carbs is not going to give you the carbs you need, and is likely to cause GI distress in the middle of a hard workout.

I'd opt for the the pop tarts, although brown sugar cinnamon taste better than the strawberry ones pictured.
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On my last one, a McGriddle before heading out. Roadside greasy cheeseburger and fries chased down with vanilla shake for lunch. A sleeve of fig newtons while out on the road.
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PB (add jelly if you want) sandwiches. nutella sandwiches aren't bad, either

edit: also, add some branch chain amino acids to your water bottle. the stuff tastes nasty, but can slow the catabolism of muscle. it's best used by dissolving it in a bottle of sugary sports drink

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Whatever the ride organizers offer, and I am very thankful to them.
Every ride I have done has had some variation of food (in Tx they like dill pickles).
But most have similar fare (oranges, bananas, some kind of cookie, granola/energy bar)
What irks me are the riders that go up to the table and complain because there is no (insert fav).
Having organized many rides, I can say it is not easy or cheap to provide fresh food for so many riders, and the volunteers always do their best.

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(1) that big collosal thing tastes like monkey crap.

(2) OMG POP TARTS. if they made like a "performance" or "sport" version of those, i would buy a case. i would mount a toaster on my Felt, i don't even CARE.
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Nutella & Skippy Crunchy on fresh italian bread.
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I usually have a smoothie for breakfast with milk, oatmeal, honey, peanut butter & frozen banana. And coffee.
I drink accelerade when I ride and refill bottles with water at rest stops. I eat fruit, bagels, and peanut butter. Works for me!
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depends.
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Sandwiches, other stuff, water/gatorade, etc..
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Lesse:

Bagle w/ butter and jelly w/ coffee - 350 cal
2 bottles perpetuem - 520 cal
1 bottle gatorade - 100 cal
8 fig newtons - 440 cal
1/2 pbj - 200 cal
several pieces of cantalope - 100 cal

There ya go. 1710 calories consumed from the moment I woke up until the end of the Santa Fe century.
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Raisin-walnut bagel with Nutella
Banana
Chai Latte Perpetuem
Hammer Gel
Plain water w/ Endurolytes powder
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Mashed yams, black beans, chicken breast, wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. I find that the beans add about 1.5 mph to my average.
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Old 05-18-10, 05:25 PM
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One PB & J sandwich and some cliff bars and gels.
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One PB & J sandwich and some cliff bars and gels.
And I figured you would pack some Nachos...
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PB&J, leftover pizza, Nutragrain bars, trail mix, sugar cookies, etc.. Basically whatever I have on hand that looks most appealing at the time.
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Almost anything a little at a time. I did a lot of centuries on Fruit punch alone, with no problems at all. I had plenty of energy to ride hard, but my empty stomach got hungry. Not a big problem, but went back to more solids just for comfort. Mostly all carbs when riding, I feel better that way. If you ever bonk near a convenience store
cheap fruit drinks can have you feeling good in a few minutes.
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When I'm doing centuries it is usually an organized ride. I will eat bananas, sometimes oranges, and maybe a few cookies. If I feel good then cookies work, if I'm struggling then I skip them. I'll drink some diluted sports drink too, and sometimes they even have pickle juice. I'll also take a few Gu packets for the last part of the ride.
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I don't get it. Some threads you claim/pretend to be very experienced and other threads it seems like you are clueless. Is one an act? Are you trolling?
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spam musubi, p&B sandwich, fig newtons
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Whatever you can get your hands on.

More seriously, in the last century I did, I went through five (yes, five!) packs of Clipshot blocks (margarita with salt), 4 bottles of HEED, a large number of Sportlegs and Endurolytes, and a few random things I grabbed at the one aid station I stopped at.
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