So there’s a thread for race nutrition and 200-mile ride nutrition, but how about multi-day ride/race nutrition? As I am planning for vRAW, what sorts of nutrition things should I be thinking about? I know from my 24-hour races that after about 15 hours my stomach starts to get cranky and food becomes 100% unappealing unless it is bland.
I won’t be riding 15+ hours a day, but the days will be long and back-to-back. Besides breakfast to start the day (oatmeal), do I want to fuel like I do for 200-miles and 24-hours with “bites” every 20-ish minutes, a bigger snack like a banana and peanut butter every 50-ish miles plus lunch/dinner? Or is a different strategy called for here?
And what does a recovery meal look like so I can get up the next day and do it all over again? I usually just have a smoothie or some oatmeal and go to bed but don’t have to ride the next day so have never actually planned out the recovery meal.
I’m assuming hydration and electrolyte intake would be pretty much the same as any other rides?