Hey everyone, I am doing my first century on Father’s Day weekend. We are probably starting the ride around 7 AM. I’ll need to leave my house by about 6:30 to drive to the start. I’ll probably wake up around 5:45 and have everything ready to go.
I’m not too worried about on bike nutrition as my water bottles will always have about 60g carbs and 240 calories (carbo gain) with electrolyte mix. I’ll carry two bottles and plan to have three extra baggies with the powder mix ready to add at pit stops. I’ll also have some Honey Stinger gummies and stroops. There will also be a short bakery/coffee stop about half way.
My biggest question is what should I do about nutrition as soon as I wake up and the night before. I’ll go with some sort of pasta, veggie, and protein for dinner like a chicken scampi type saute. But I am concerned with not being able to get a good start to the day in the morning. I’m the opposite of a morning person so I really think getting up before 5:45 will be a stretch for me. I was thinking a solid bowl of greek yogurt with berries and banana.
What do you usually do before a big early ride to get your nutrition started the right way? Am i overthinking this? I don’t put nearly this much thought into my typical 50 to 60 mile rides, but am a little nervous with my first century. The loop is about 103 miles with 7,500ish feet of climbing.
Thanks for your thoughts.