October 08, 2007

A Trail Of Crumbs

Some people can exercise all day without a craving for solid food. I’m not one of those people. After two hours on the bike I desperately need something to chew on or else I'll end up eating my biking gloves. And since I stopped wearing biking gloves, I can only assume that my fingers are now in danger.

I ingest my fair share of Power Bars, but man cannot bike on Power Bars alone. Pretzels, fig newtons, trail mix – the cravings can be quite varied, so on the long rides I try to bring a few different items with me.

When I raced Ironman Lake Placid last year, I brought so much food, I couldn't even carry it all. I crammed as much as I could into my Bento Box and then stuffed even more so tightly into my jersey pocket that it started falling out along the bike course. I felt like I was the lead character in a crazed endurance remake of Hansel and Gretel.

I’m determined to avoid that problem at Ironman Arizona. Fortunately, I think I’ve already figured out the solution…



This photo is courtesy of these people.

5 comments:

TriTurtL said...

Too funny!

1HappyAthlete said...

Is that aero?

No Wetsuit Girl... overseas! said...

Where do they sell those things. I need to get me one!

TriGirl Kate O said...

Talk about wind resistance!

Dan Seifring said...

Forget the bike where can I pick up a pair of those biking shoes?