I’m planning on going on a century ride tomorrow with about 1850m total elevation gain but was confused about how to pace my food for the duration. The route basically has three long climbs from sea level to ~200m elevation right in a row in the first half of the ride. Its about a 7hr ride, and with my FTP of 245 I was planning on riding normalized power of around 160-170.
Since the climbs are all in the earlier half of the ride, should I be pacing my nutrition differently in the first and second half of the ride? Any advice would be appreciated. I’ve done a few 5 hour rides last year before beginning to use trainerroad, but this will be my first going over 7 hours.