Thursday, June 18, 2009
What do you eat & drink while riding?
Okay, Dirt Divas, time for some comments. Eating and drinking enough are so key to having great rides and even races. It's so important that in triathlon, nutrition is often called the fourth discipline. What do you put in that Camelbak (or water bottle) when you are out tearing up the trails? Are you a plain-water girl, a good-old Gatorade drinker, a techie with more exotic sports drinks (Cytomax, HEED, nuun), or just plain old funky (like orange juice)? What do you munch on for trail-side snacks?
I'll get us started: my new fave for racing is 2 nuun tabs dissolved in water in my Camelbak and Hammer gel to eat. Anything more and my stomach wants to turn inside out. On a ride, pretty much anything goes - nuts are a favorite, sport beans, sometimes I drink Gatorade or just water, and even Hershey kisses for those long rides.
Leave a comment with what you like and why, and maybe we'll all learn something new. Don't forget to bring plenty of whatever you drink on those rides this summer!