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RacingThePlanet: Iceland 2013 Blogs

Back to basics
29-Jul-2013 04:17:05 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

Over the weekend I have been going through the checklist and ensuring that I have all the things that I need.

I had packed my food neatly in packages and proudly showed it to my personal instructor on what I was going to eat everyday. He looked at it and asked, "This is great, but what about natural foods?". I had not realized until then that all freeze dried foods, energy gels, recovery drinks, dried soups, etc. did not constitute regular diet.

Reading through past event blogs, a lot of competitors pointed to lack of appetite, especially towards the end of race. Some of it could be sheer boredom of having same food everyday, but I would want to believe now that it could also be due to the fact that our bodies are perhaps not used to taking just dried/synthetic food over a prolonged period of time.

So I am trying to make some adjustments to include some natural foods as well. It is easy to get carried away by the race excitment, but important to remind myself nothing better than sticking to basics....

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