24 hour individual row nutrition

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Patrick Abrahamsen
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24 hour individual row nutrition

Post by Patrick Abrahamsen » July 17th, 2022, 5:59 pm

Hi there
Me myself and I, am going to partake in the 24 hour rowing challenge. My plan is to row it 10k at a time, then with 15-20 break.
I have already done an eight hours row, which I managed to get to just over 80K.
But I am struggling with nutrition during the row and up to the days where I row endurance.

Do you guys have any wisdom, coaches or such were I can get guidance?
If I had a coach for this, it would be awesome!
Right now I am kinda winging it, just on pure willpower.

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Re: 24 hour individual row nutrition

Post by Dangerscouse » July 18th, 2022, 8:20 am

The problem I found when I went over 100k was I lost my appetite and I had to almost force myself to eat, and then it was only simple sugars that worked.

Protein shakes are essential for such long distances, as I'm sure that you will be fully stocked up on carbs. I found that cashews were good, as they're easy(ish) to swallow, fats, protein and salt in one go.

Tailwind carb powders were probably the best option that I found. They say that they're all you need, but I didn't try it.

If I was going to try for a 24hr, I'd probably have tuna pasta & mayo, or something like that. Assuming I could force it down. Best of luck, going without sleep is a totally different challenge.
48 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: 24 hour individual row nutrition

Post by gouldilocks » August 5th, 2022, 5:52 am

When I did my 24-hr I made sure I drank lots of water, had 2-3 Red Bulls and a few Yorkie chocolate bars - I didn't have an appetite for much solid food but was fine with the energy boost from the chocolate.
I approached the row slightly differently to how you intend to do it, as I don't like long stops - I probably had three 5 minute breaks in the first 12 hrs but after that my nicotine craving took over(I was still a smoker at the time), and I took 5 or 6 10 minute breaks in the second half

To my mind the most important thing is to pace yourself - rather start too slow - you should not start feeling fatigued until at least 8 hrs in.

Best of luck

Paul G
55, 174.5cm, currently 90 kg
100m - 15.0, 2k - 6:46.7, 5k - 17:37.2
HM - 1:19:21.5, FM - 2:47:40
200km - 18:28:30 24hr - 251621m

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