Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Nutrition on a Brompton

With the Brompton World Championships now in my thoughts (again) I got to wondering about nutrition.

I am entering all three events. I will be using the Marathon as a warm up for the BWC race and won't be going hell for leather. It is however 26.2 miles. I will then have the BWC race which I will be putting much more effort in to. After that the Sprint which I have little intention of breaking a sweat.

My current regime of sport science nutrition consists of having a Mars Bar and perhaps some natural orange juice. I am ashamed to admit that I actually thought it would be a good idea to have a bacon and egg McMuffin and a latte before last years BWC. I obviously need some advice from someone in the know. Does anyone out there know what would be the best things to eat/drink before the races start?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

2 comments:

  1. we no long have the Mars Bar in the US. It is now called Snickers Almond.

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  2. Do you have Clif Shot Roks in the UK? I use them on long cycle trips. High protein, good carb ratio, and they never melt.

    www.amazon.com/Clif-Shot-Roks-Chocolate-2-5-Ounce/dp/B0032GPUEA/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344269652&sr=1-2&keywords=shot+roks+chocolate

    For my casual rides, I pop one every five miles -- keep them in a hard plastic flip-top container on the handlebars or in a pocket. (Could even put them loose in a pocket if you're not too particular.)

    They're tasty, but not too sweet. Healthy, even, and super-convenient.

    Get some good protein/carbs the night before, and a light, protein, breakfast the morning of, and you'll be fine.

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