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Fluids versus solids for race day fuelling strategies

During a long endurance event such as an Ironman race there is no question that you will need to fuel yourself well throughout the day.  You body has limited stores of energy, and we know that consuming carbohydrates during exercise can improve your performance.  We also know that not all carbs are created equal, and so when planning a race day strategy you may use a combination of drinks, gels, and solid food to get the nutrition you need. No one wants to run out of energy or have gut discomfort, so here are some solutions to keep these problems from affecting you on race day.

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