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Eating During Ironman: 14 Hours of PowerBars, Cookies and Chicken Broth

You can't imagine how good it feels to be re-entering the world post-Ironman.  I am going to resume my life of eating for pleasure (not just fuel), exercising for fun (without worry and obligation) and living as an easy going Chicagoan who loves to eat right around this grand city.  If you have been following my sporadic posts between swim, bike, run, eat, sleep, repeat, then you know that I have spent my summer training for Ironman Wisconsin 2010.  I...

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Roy Mercer said:

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You may need to see a dietitian after reading about the foods you ate during that race. Not good choices.

EatRightAroundChicago said:


Ha-ha, Roy :)

It depends on how you define "good choices". If it's adequate hydration, calories, carbs, protein and sodium for sport...along with the most important...foods that didn't cause any stomach upset, then I'd say the choices were A-OK. If it's health-promoting, disease-fighting, whole foods, well, that's another story :).

Thanks for reading!

Patricia Biesen said:


Wow! What an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself. I concur athletes do have to make different choices. I'm sure Michael Phelps eats differently in the off-season. Have you ever tried coconut water? It;s very nourishing and one of the most hydrating beverages. I'm with you on the salty snacks as they really do combat nausea and sometimes even better than-so-called healthy things like ginger and mint tea. Although I prefer the gluten-free variety like Mary Gone Crackers.

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