1) I keep reading about how important nutrition is during longer races including a HIM. So far, my longest bike ride was 53 miles, and I consumed a whopping 150sh calories during it. I felt absolutely fine during the ride - I ride slow - and did not get hungry or weak. Obviously, I am going to need more during the race, given the fact that I will need to run 13.1 miles after, and the course is pretty tough. I am thinking about trying to drink something besides water and nuun, perhaps something with a bit of protein? What works for you and what does not? How many calories are you taking in on the bike during a HIM? How much liquid do you consume?
2) What is the longest run off the bike you do for a HIM?
3) Any tips about getting the wetsuit off quickly? I have no problems with the arms, but my ankles and feet get stuck and it takes me forever to take them out of the suit!
4) I plan to wear bike shorts for the HIM (I'll race the sprint in a swim suit, but I need the bike shorts for the long ride), but I plan to change into regular shorts after. Ever seen people changing fully (no underwear) during transitions? I don't have an issue with this, I want to be comfortable, but am wondering if others have done this as well?
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