I am about to do it.
Just like I ceremoniously relinquished my throne as the queen of the 10-minute mile I am about to pass The Queen of the Bonk crown to anyone who wants it!
It’s taken me two full seasons of long course racing, but I think this fall I finally figured out. Two races in a row without bonking!!!
After a half-dozen grumbling stomachs at mile 65 on the bike this season, an absolutely dangerous bonk situation on a 95 degree day on Mt. Palomar, and a super disappointing bonk-induced miss of my target time at Vineman 70.3, I nailed it.
I rocked the Long Beach Half Marathon in solidly under 2-hours. I ran like XX-Elvis for 26.2 miles in Vegas. Both without a moment of bonk. I finally taught myself how to fuel properly (for races and workouts under 6 hours) AND learned what fuel would work with my stomach in heat and in cold.
I am dying to put this learning to test in my first half-ironman of the season in March.
Right now, here are my go-to products. You can see them in all their prettiness on my Sports Food Pin Board.
Pre-race fueling in my car as I rush to the start line:
Justin’s Almond Butter w/Chocolate; White Chocolate Macadamia Luna Bars.
Pre-race fuel to share with those around me as we stand in line for the Port-a-Potties:
On the bike:
Honey Stinger Waffles; more Justin’s
Ok while I love Justin’s on the bike, can I tell you how covered in chocolate after-ooze all my stuff is now? The iPhone in my bento box became such a gooey mess that I started putting the used packets in my jersey pocket. Not my best idea. And word of warning: putting the jersey with the empty Justin’s packet in the pocket into the wash does NOT make the situation any better.
On the run:
Island Boost (I can’t stop talking about this stuff! We have two big boxes being shipping to Bia Headquarters – aka my kitchen – to load into our schwag bags! I am never using Gu again!); Natural Hydration Tangerine Ginger; Trident Gum (Blue)
Chai seeds, Otter pops and….Chocolate Milk!!! Give me more bunny!
And so begins my shameless campaign to be selected as an ambassador for @chocmilkrefuel. I talk about chocolate milk so much, I already have a Klout score on it! I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
In the meanwhile, I am stuffing stockings for all my swim/bike/run girlfriends with these products AND we are throwing a few into the schwag bags we are sending out to folks that register for an early invite to Bia Sport.
Click here to learn more and sign up and then invite your friends. A bag of Bia schwag (including some of our favorite fueling) could be yours.