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#1 SurfStrider

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

I just thought I would start a thread on favourite foods for ultras (I searched but couldn't find one - sorry if one already exists).

I'd break this down into two categories
1) your staple foods
2) your special "emergency treats"

For me
1) My staples include:  Endura (in water), Vegemite sandwiches, Bananas, boxes of Sultanas, Muesli bars, maybe a stodgy pasta in the evening, and have been playing around with Gu's et al
2) BBQ shapes - picked me up like magic a few times (I am thinking that one of the "flavours you can see" is some kind of amphetamine)...  :yahoo:

I have been contemplating on whether that bircher style soaked muesli would work (rather like a gu).  I love it for breakfast and it seems to be easy to eat, but there is a big difference to sitting down at breaky and downing food on the run...

So what are other people's Ultra foods?

Reason for edit: rogue apostrophes

Edited by SurfStrider, 02 August 2011 - 06:39 AM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

I'd be interested to see what others think, but I like the effect I get from boiled eggs. Curried egg sandwiches so far are the easiest way to eat them, although I do pity anyone running behind me.......

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:40 PM

View PostSurfStrider, on 01 August 2011 - 01:52 PM, said:

For me
1) My staples include:  Endura (in water), Vegemite sandwiches, Banana's, boxes of Sultana's, Muesli bars, maybe a stodgy pasta in the evening, and have been playing around with Gu's et al
2) BBQ shapes - picked me up like magic a few times (I am thinking that one of the "flavours you can see" is some kind of amphetamine)...  :yahoo:


Surfstrider, I hate to be a pedant (I used to work in a library), and I can imagine the gestures you're sending to me through the computer right now, but.....why do you give "banana's" (sic) and "sultana's" (sic) an aposrophe when you don't give it to "boxes, bars, shapes etc".
They are all plurals and as such do not need an apostrophe at all.

Anyway..... for me, boiled potatoes with salt, and honey-flavoured milk are two great favourites.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:46 PM

chips, twisties, vegie s'wiches, pbutter s'wiches, apricot coconut bites, biccies (butternut), also a fan of the bbq shapes though can get a bit dry.
coke in the 2nd half of a race and anything i can keep down at night soups good, noodles, if i'm feeling ok a rice/pasta freeze dried meal, chocolate.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:30 PM

Tea






(I think I may need to consult a nutritionalist - but heck, as long as I stay in front of Kaos)
The ultrarunnerpodcast did an interview with Sunny Blende an ultra nutrition specialist - link is here
http://www.ultrarunn..._Interview.html

Edited by halfwaydown, 01 August 2011 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 09:51 PM

Surfstrider - that's a really interesting topic and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's replies.  I'm especially interested in the balance between
a)food that the athlete would usually eat
b)food they only eat during ultras(high salt/protein/carbs)
c)specially formulated food (gels,sports drinks etc)

and also, how they adapt their eating when they don't feel like putting in what they need to.

Ps - Davo - this is Coolrunning not Coolgrammar.  The purpose of effective communication is to be understood by the recipient/s which, given your reply, was obviously achieved.  Or maybe he did it for the same reason you misspelled "aposrophe" (sic). :)

Edited by Cirque, 02 August 2011 - 03:57 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:34 AM

I'd really like to be able to say what foods I like to eat during an ultra but I can't get the damn stuff down. Boiled potato is about all that I can swallow. Realising this I ran Sri Chinmoy purely on Perpetuem and felt a heap better than at last year's GH100km. I'd like to use Perpetuem again at this year's 100 miler but I'm not sure of the logistics of getting it to all the checkpoints. Can I carry it (powder) and mix it at CPs? Should I grab real food at CPs and combine the eating with a walking period? Still might have trouble getting it down my throat, though.

At the CPs my crew can get to, I've prepped them to try me with mashed potato mixed with baked beans, dehydrated Back Country hikers' meals and soup. I'm desperate to find something I can get down.

On the hoof I've tried pretzels (felt like trying to eat cement powder), snakes (stuck to the roof of my mouth), Gu's (deliberate apostophe; Gus is a little mouse in Disney's Cinderella) and sultanas.

I haven't actually added anything to this thread that might be of advice to my fellow runners. I've just catalogued my own series of nutritional failures. I did mention apostophes, though.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:36 PM

View PostCirque, on 01 August 2011 - 09:51 PM, said:


Ps - Davo - this is Coolrunning not Coolgrammar

Was thinking the same thing. :)


Although I can't comment on a 24hr or a 160k (reckon these guys would have some great advice); this is what I put down the hatch in events between 60 to 100k -
- sports drink
- S!caps electrolyte capsules
- zym tablets (1 per hour) - dissolved in water (it's an elctrolyte with slight bit of caffeine/guarana)
- bananas (no apostrophe) :)
- jam sandwiches (chia bread, crusts cut off, truck loads of jam)
- mini picnic bars
- gel lollies and/or normal soft lollies
- fruit buns (only ever a bite or 2)
- hash browns (not often possible and only ever late in a run)
- small V or red bull shots (later in runs; not carbonated, the ones sold at service stations), love 'em
- gels, of course; but find them hard work after hours in
- muesli bars (Carman's yoghurt ones)
- gastrolyte (late in a run)

Would be good to hear from the 24hr guys what they eat? Could imagine a hot meal would be nice after that long?

Cheers,
Kev

Edited by KevM, 02 August 2011 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

View PostKevM, on 02 August 2011 - 12:36 PM, said:


Would be good to hear from the 24hr guys what they eat? Could imagine a hot meal would be nice after that long?

Cheers,
Kev

The weather during Sri Chinmoy was warm during the day and bloody freezing at night. For Queensland, that is. So my all-liquid diet was perfect as it satisfied both nutrtion and hydration needs. I felt alert all night and despite what I had told my crew, was capapble of making all my own decisions. I had warned my daughter that her dad might be a gibbering mess in the wee small hours.

However, right after I finished, I gulped down the best bowl of pasta I have had in a long, long time.

Sounds like I'm on Hammer's payroll but I used Perpetuem because it worked. The nutrition advice on their site seemed to be what I needed per serving. However, I found that the recommended 270cal per hour became a bit much. I halved the dose and felt just as good and not nearly as bloated.
The equivalent would be a peanut butter sandwich which would be no good with my inability to take solids.

When you are racing ultras you basically use your fat reserves for fuel. Extra carbs help access that fat; unlike marathon runners you are not running on glycogen. So a steady input of complex carbs is just the ticket. Any protein that comes my way is fine, but just carbs is what I plan for.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

View Postultramouse, on 02 August 2011 - 01:12 PM, said:

my all-liquid diet was perfect as it satisfied both nutrtion and hydration needs.  

That's great going ultramouse to get through that long on your liquid diet. Many who can't stomach solids stay away from the long ones, good on you. Sounds like you've worked out the best for your needs.
Can imagine that pasta must've been like gold after stopping!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hey Ultramouse - did you know you can get Perpetuem in solids now? Might be an easier way to carry it for you. Haven't tried the solids myself yet but I know of others who love it.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

View PostDavo, on 01 August 2011 - 08:40 PM, said:

Surfstrider, I hate to be a pedant (I used to work in a library), and I can imagine the gestures you're sending to me through the computer right now, but.....why do you give "banana's" (sic) and "sultana's" (sic) an aposrophe when you don't give it to "boxes, bars, shapes etc".
They are all plurals and as such do not need an apostrophe at all.

+1 - my fingers itched (I used to work in a library too before I became a computer nerd!) but I dared not say anything. Some people seem to think that apostrophes are required for plurals if the noun ends in a vowel  :Confused:

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:58 PM

Doe's anyone know were the Coolgrammar  Coolspelling and Ccoolsyntax website's are? If so they should of definately gone their.

I like Sherbies! Before, during and after an event.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:05 PM

View Postgeoffa, on 02 August 2011 - 01:58 PM, said:

Doe's anyone know were the Coolgrammar  Coolspelling and Ccoolsyntax website's are? If so they should of definately gone their.

:LOL:

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

View Postbiggers, on 02 August 2011 - 01:40 PM, said:

+1 - my fingers itched (I used to work in a library too before I became a computer nerd!) but I dared not say anything. Some people seem to think that apostrophes are required for plurals if the noun ends in a vowel  :Confused:
Davo, Biggers and other potential grammar police officers.  
I have no idea why I punched out the message like that, I can see that it was not correct, but the fact is I did - it is what is often referred to as a mistake. I did keep Gu with an apostrophe to keep it from looking like Gus - I'd rather suffer the ignominy of the grammar police than leave another interpretation open...

Other potential posters who are fearing the wrath of the grammar police - fear not. I am sure the grammar police will now play nice and focus their editorial pursuits to works which are due to, or have been published.

Can we now move on and not have this descend off topic.

Edited by SurfStrider, 02 August 2011 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:50 PM

View PostSurfStrider, on 02 August 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:


Can we now move on and not have this descend off topic.

As a fellow pedant might I direct readers to a fine book entitled 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' by Lynne Truss. It's a real hoot and so true. Poor old Surfstrider only wanted to find out what we greedy buggers like to eat.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

View Postbiggers, on 02 August 2011 - 02:05 PM, said:

:LOL:
Just checked CoolFrenchlingo.

Je cours donc je suis (!)

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:33 PM

Well as a complete novice with 2 x 24hrs now under my belt I live on the following during a race:

Pringles
Chocolate
Jelly Beans
Gu's/Gus (only in the first 6 hours, can't stomach them after that)
Nibble on protein bars after 6 hours
Coke
Endura
Water (forgot to have enough of this early at Caboolture)

As for hot food, so far it has been what ever the race organisers have dished up. I don't seem to have a problem with getting food down and keeping it down but then again I am not a 'serious' runner going at a great rate of knots. Mashed spuds, soup, baked beans and eggs at Cab for breaky was heaven, pasta, rice etc etc.

*Apologies if my grammar is crap but I will add some apostrophes.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:23 PM

watermelon, endura & coke. got to have coke!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:12 PM

I'm a novice at the solo long ones having only done one 100km.  I have done the Kokoda Challenge four times and for a team ultra with crew to look after you I'm a big fan of pot noodles at the CPs.  This year I also wolfed down a big can of spaghetti in tomato sauce and it was an amazing pick me up at the 75 km mark.  I set the alarm on my Garmin for every half hour and alternate a salt cap and a shot of home-made gel when it beeps.  Love lollies and biscuits at the CPs, especially ginger based as it sits well in the gut.  Ginger beer and cups of tea go down a treat as well.  Pretzels are good for a treat.  I also like fruit and museli bars.

I fantasize about hot chips a lot when I'm running, but I've never got them.  I'll have a word to Annie...

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:38 AM

I haven't done many ultras, but learned my lesson during Trailwalker (my sole 100km race) a few years ago. I didn't take nearly enough food on board during the race (just a few snakes, pretzels etc) with the result that I really struggled in the later stages of the run. By the time I realised that I should be eating more, my body just didn't want any food. I forced down a honey sandwich at one of the checkpoints, but by this time, it was too late and our team had to alternate running and walking for a while. If I do another long one, I'll make sure I eat little and often (muesli bars, jelly beans, sandwiches with honey and/or peanut butter etc).

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:46 AM

View PostSurfStrider, on 02 August 2011 - 02:10 PM, said:

Other potential posters who are fearing the wrath of the grammar police - fear not. I am sure the grammar police will now play nice....

Surely you mean "play nicely"?

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:40 AM

KevM's list is very good.  The only things I'd add would be:

* Muffins and sponge cakes go down very well and work great for me.  A sponge cake (all of it) saved me at CP4 (67km) on my first TNF100.
* High5 gels are massively more palatable then Gu or Endura.  The Banana flavor is damn good.  I've got an old bottle of Endura Lime I'm slowly finishing off, and it tastes like crap from the first taste (only bought it for the mini-bottle that accompanies the big Endura bottles).

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

View PostKato, on 02 August 2011 - 09:12 PM, said:

... home-made gel ...
Ok, I'm curious?

View PostPaul Every, on 03 August 2011 - 08:46 AM, said:

Surely you mean "play nicely"?
Or nicely play at a stretch!

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:00 AM

I need to manage cramps in my calves - Is there a recommended Salt tablet out there?
I've heard of SCaps often but not sure how to get hold of them.
Managed to find pure salt tablets in the local chemists only.
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:04 AM

One word - Fruit Cake.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

View PostSlowManiac, on 03 August 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

One word - Fruit Cake.


They say you are what you eat!!

Edited by gogirl, 03 August 2011 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

My "favourite" has to be the famous Cirque veggie soup and her pasta dish was magic.  :Drooling:

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:21 PM

My favourites include potatoes in any of their splendid incarnations (baked with garlic and oregano and salted, mashed, boiled, hot chips, crisps, etc), olives (in oil rather than vinegar, tastier than any salt tablet) custard (has superceded my previous staple of yoghurt), rice cream and sandwiches (ham, cheese & tomato with hot English mustard, or cheese, pepperoni, marinated eggplant & sun-dried tomatoes).  

To drink I usually opt for water when eating and at other times, any brand of sports drink. I used to race on cordial a lot, but I have since tired of it.

Chocolate-coated coffee beans are my current graveyard shift, caffeine shot of choice.

Ultimately it comes down to whatever I find tempting and can keep down. At the recent Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour, I really enjoyed the stewed apple with cinnamon and the porridge.

I ran Trailwalker one year largely fueled on pizza, taking a couple of slices at most checkpoints.

I've had a smorgasbord of food offered to me at aid staions at ultras around the world.

At the Yashagaike Ultra in Japan I was given noodles at one aid station and ran along the road eating them with chopsticks. At the Saroma Ko and River Shimanto 100km ultras they provided umaboshi, a salty pickled plum, which the Japanese consider a health food. I would definitely eat them in a race again.

At the Tarquinia 100km in Italy the aid stations had loads of the local hard cheese, similar to a Romano or Parmesan. It would have rude not to sample (large quanities) of the produce of which the locals were so proud.

When racing the Del Passatore 100km in Italy, I ran into an aid station at night and they asked "What would you like to drink?". I replied "What do have?". "We have water, sports drink, coffee and wine!" Given the choice of white or red, I continued down the road with a tasty cup of the latter.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:31 PM

I have a lot that I like but here are some:

Favourite sweet foods for me are custard (sometimes with banana when they are not $20/kg), fruit yoghurt, jelly cups.
Savoury foods include Deb mashed potato, pea and ham soup, Maggi chicken 2 min noodle soup, macadamia nuts, a tortilla wrap (bite size pieces) with either avocado, tuna and mayo
or ham, cheese, avo and hoummus;   baby potato halves doused in French dressing

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:46 PM

View PostPhibes, on 03 August 2011 - 12:31 PM, said:

Favourite sweet foods for me are custard

Actually, it was at Coburg about four years ago that I developed a liking for custard....when I started pilfering your food supplies.  :ninja:

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

View PostPaul Every, on 03 August 2011 - 12:46 PM, said:

Actually, it was at Coburg about four years ago that I developed a liking for custard....when I started pilfering your food supplies.  :ninja:
Yep, there is some point in every race where the stuff on your own table fails to be appetizing and you start to check what's on offer elsewhere - I finished the last 2 hours in the Seoul 24h World champs on portions of Milky Bar white chocolate that someone else had - never had a craving for it before then- supplemented with plain water and an occasional electrolyte cap.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:02 PM

View PostPhibes, on 03 August 2011 - 12:52 PM, said:

Yep, there is some point in every race where the stuff on your own table fails to be appetizing and you start to check what's on offer elsewhere - I finished the last 2 hours in the Seoul 24h World champs on portions of Milky Bar white chocolate that someone else had - never had a craving for it before then- supplemented with plain water and an occasional electrolyte cap.

Should have gone the nori rolls on the main aid table. They were good.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

View PostNickW, on 03 August 2011 - 10:40 AM, said:

* Muffins and sponge cakes go down very well and work great for me* High5 gels are massively more palatable then Gu or Endura
Like the sound of sponge cake late in a run Nick, shall give it a go.
One of mates who does iron man tri's swears by the High5 gels too. Keen to give them a go but seems only available online? I'm in Melbourne.
Would a tri or bike shop sell them?

From Phibe's and Paul E's comments; looks like anything goes on the huge runs. If the gut is O.K that is.
Nice to hear the many different foods and plenty to try on long training runs.
Not sure if it's just me but food tastes sooo good after hours of running.
Gels not so good as the hours wear on.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:44 PM

View PostKevM, on 03 August 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

One of mates who does iron man tri's swears by the High5 gels too. Keen to give them a go but seems only available online? I'm in Melbourne.
Would a tri or bike shop sell them?

You can get them at Evelyn Faye - corner of Bourke & Elizabeth streets. Or at least you used to be able to but haven't looked for a while.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

There seems to be such a wide variety of foods that people are enjoying.

Do you feel the often suggested max calorie intake of 240-3000cal/hr and limiting simple carbohydrates applies to you?

Interesting to see fruit cake and mashed potato (or deb) come up a few times - I've read about people swearing by them before, but I am yet to try them.

Also Ultramouse, amazing that you did so well in your 24hr on a predominately liquid diet.  I have heard people say great things about Perpetuem, but that must be the about the most extreme example.

Edited by SurfStrider, 03 August 2011 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:25 PM

View PostPhibes, on 03 August 2011 - 12:52 PM, said:

Yep, there is some point in every race where the stuff on your own table fails to be appetizing and you start to check what's on offer elsewhere - I finished the last 2 hours in the Seoul 24h World champs on portions of Milky Bar white chocolate that someone else had - never had a craving for it before then- supplemented with plain water and an occasional electrolyte cap.

Spot on. In many races what someone else is eating suddenly becomes more appetising than whatever you might have. Marie had to have a cinnamon donut once because she saw me eating one.

Normally I like vegemite (and cheese) sandwiches, creamed rice, muesli bars, fruit cake, cinnamon donuts, anzac biscuits, Dates, apricot pieces, BBQ shapes/chips, lollies such as jubes, snakes, sour squirms and also lolly bananas, mint leaves. Later on Gu's and shot blocks come into play. Treats such as Lemonade Icy poles and oranges, strawberries, bananas work well too.

The weird thing with Ultra's though is that your favourite food can suddenly turn your stomach so variety is the key in order to have something to eat.

Edited by EverReadyBunny, 03 August 2011 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

View Postgingerfox, on 03 August 2011 - 01:44 PM, said:

You can get them at Evelyn Faye - corner of Bourke & Elizabeth streets. Or at least you used to be able to but haven't looked for a while.
Thanks gingerfox. Checked them out and they still have them. Cheers.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:36 PM

Heinz Baked Beans
Heinz Vanilla Creamed Rice
Red Bull

Go Girl has recently put me onto baby food. Those gel-like sachets you get in supermarkets. I recommend the mango, peach and banana variety.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

View PostPhibes, on 03 August 2011 - 12:52 PM, said:

Yep, there is some point in every race where the stuff on your own table fails to be appetizing and you start to check what's on offer elsewhere

Reminds me of a comment that made us (crew) giggle last weekend, when at some point you came around the corner eating an Icy Pole that I assume was provided by the RD, and Alun said something along the lines of "It's like when you have a cat and suddenly realise one day that someone else has been feeding it as well". :)

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

View PostSlowManiac, on 03 August 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

One word - Fruit Cake.
Which we in Army call 'Fart Cake'
I forgot to include sugar covered doughnuts in my list along with creamed rice and jelly cups.

Edited by BernardDeTremelay, 03 August 2011 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:19 PM

Vegemite sandwiches, potato chips, mars bars, but most of all.....  pancakes with jam!

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:03 PM

Never done a true ultra run race (in prepartion for one in Nov) - but had to laugh at the icy pole comment.  They form the staple part of my run training up here in Cairns. I recently re-discovered calyspos's - they are great as they don't melt all over your hands.  It helps to overcome the heat and they taste great.  I always store a packet of icy-poles in the freezer for immediate post run consumption.  Not sure I will find them along the trails between Cairns and Port D though.

Great topic - I am realising that I need to start trialling some real foods during training.  In IM races, I have mainly relied on gels, sports drink, water, and coke.  The body has started to rejct this idea in the past few races.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:53 AM

Of course the best bestest ever, ever dish is Ann's gluten free chocolate slice at CP 8 at GH.  That is the main reason I am in for the 100m - to hit CP8 three times and fill up  on this fab dish. :im Not Worthy:  :im Not Worthy:

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

View PostSkin and Bone, on 04 August 2011 - 06:53 AM, said:

Of course the best bestest ever, ever dish is Ann's gluten free chocolate slice at CP 8 at GH.  That is the main reason I am in for the 100m - to hit CP8 three times and fill up  on this fab dish. :im Not Worthy:  :im Not Worthy:
I agree with this superb chocolate slice Ann has a CP8.
But also the home made Cornish Pasties later on are superb as well.
Two reasons I keep coming back to GH100m. :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:31 AM

View Postgingerfox, on 03 August 2011 - 01:44 PM, said:

You can get them at Evelyn Faye - corner of Bourke & Elizabeth streets. Or at least you used to be able to but haven't looked for a while.
If that doesn't work, the Australian distributor is FastGear (www.fastgear.com.au) - given them a call and they should be able to put you onto a local retailer.  They're friendly, helpful folks.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:39 AM

Fit for the King of Ultra Running - Fit for me!!

I am a big sucker for Nutella Sandwich - The Low GI of Nutella combined with grainy bread...YUMPosted Image
Whats noticeable for long(er) runs though is when i get (really) tired, any sweet stuff goes out of the window.

These are (and will continue to be) my list of food for the big ones

* Nutella Sandwiches (Double thick spread of the former)
* Milo
* Muffins (woolworth/Coles)
* Bananas
* Ginseng (Being Asian and with a pampering Mum, this STUFF wicked!)
* Campbell Can soup (in a can)
* Hammer Perpeptum
* Salty Pretzels


Yup, re: icy poles.....

It was a god sent when PaulE drove up to us and offered them!! Posted Image

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:11 AM

All ultras generally descend into a gel eating comp.  

I try and delay the inevitable by starting off on Hammer Perpetuem but basically it all comes down to how many gels you can put in you and not vomit.

Use to do the real food thing but have now run 4 100 milers and a C2K on entirely liquid fuels.  Plus 440km of the Hume and Hovell.  Don't complicate it - it's a calorie game not an episode of masterchef.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:28 AM

View PostBeaver, on 04 August 2011 - 10:11 AM, said:

Use to do the real food thing but have now run 4 100 milers and a C2K on entirely liquid fuels.
C2K on liquid fuels? Gee, you must be easy to crew for!

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:39 AM

100% liquid fuels Mark.

I did ask for a Bannana and Nutella sandwich just before sawpit creek but the minute I grabbed it I started vomitting so gave it back.