So here is an account of the longest race of my life and my approach to nutrition.
|A typical training walk/run on the South Downs|
|Jennings Ale - The fuel of champions!|
|Ready to roll|
|Looking down Halls Fell Ridge to Threlkeld on a good day|
|First smile in 15 miles|
On the day I estimate that I consumed between 2,000 and 3,000 calories (I'm not one for counting), mostly in the form of carbohydrates and mostly in the first half of the event. This compares to the 9,600 calories that Strava estimates that I used over 15 hours. I was able to deal with the mountainous first half with the aid of some glycogen and I was able to keep going strongly in the second half due to my long-term adaptation to fat-burning. This is not a proof of anything but the Train Low Race High strategy appears to have worked very well for me.
|Here is the Strava Route Profile|
|Waiting for Le Depart|
|Cuckmere Haven looking like a watercolour|