What I ate and drank during the Destin Beach 24 Hour Ultra Marathon
For the first 16 miles I stuck to Hüma energy gels and alternated between Nuun electrolyte drink and water. From then on, I started working “real” food from the turn around aid station into my rotation. Keep in mind I have an iron stomach and I have yet to find anything offered at an ultra race that has given me any problems. The aid station had these foods at various stages of the race: fried chicken, broth, pizza, minestroni soup, chocolate, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, soft drinks, and refills for water and Nuun. At the starting line check point, there was water, Nuun, and energy gels made by Cliff Bar. These items kept me fueled up, I never felt like I was going to bonk or crash. I guess my only complaint is that there was no bacon, which is my go to food. The Starbucks espresso shot at around 3AM was like a grenade going off in my face, the only time I yawned the entire 24 hours was just prior to drinking it.