I’m not sure if this goes here, so if not, let me know.
I’m doing a full 24 hour ride on Zwift on July 3rd to raise money for a local Chicago organization: My Block, My Hood, My City. I’m going to be livestreaming it on Twitch as well! I’ll plug these links if you’re interested in watching or donating.
Enough of the self-promotion though; here are my questions/concerns/thoughts:
Currently on a easy/moderate ride (think pettit) I’ll burn about 8-900cal/hour. Obviously the ride will be at an easier effort level than that, but I’m trying to figure out a fueling plan, so what amount of calories should I aim to consume per hour during this?
I’m going to shoot to have a short break about every 6 hours using this time to change bibs, stretch a small bit, use the restroom, and eat some actual food. I plan to have ~7, 22oz bottles (water only, personal preference) that I will drink within each of these blocks. I’ll have a couple of Cokes to drink from time to time as well, but I figure that calculates into calories consumed, not hydration. Is this enough water? I have no idea how much I sweat.
My longest ride eve (outdoors) was about 5.5 hours, longest indoor being about 4.5. I have no doubt that I’ll be able to complete the time as long as I fuel and hydrate, but I want any tips that any of you may have for completing something like this.
My wife will be helping to aid me when I need it, bringing me food/water/etc… so that I don’t need to spend more time off the bike than needed. Any tips I can give her as an aid person?
Thanks for any advice and I hope to see you on the 3rd!