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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:41 am 
 

hey folks:

i have made a preliminary stab at my food for the week, so thought i would list it and give y'all a smile:

MARATHON DES SABLES 2006 - FOOD                                       

                               Weight        Calories
                               (grams)       

DAY 1                                       

Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Skittles                                75        303
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Nik Naks - nice'n'spicy                29        165
King Size Pot Noodle - chicken &                                
mushroom with salt added                118        513
Peperami Stick                                25        132
Peperami Stick                        25        132
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123

                               702        2729

DAY 2                                       

Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Skittles                                75        303
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Nik Naks - nice'n'spicy                29        165
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
King Size Pot Noodle - Beef & Tomato                       
with salt added                        120        512
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Peperami Stick                        25        132
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144

                               724        2719

DAY 3                                       

Kendal Mint Cake                        50        223
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Skittles                                75        303
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Nik Naks - nice'n'spicy                29        165
King Size Pot Noodle - Chow Mein                       
with salt added                        114        491

                               743        2789

DAY 4                                       

Skittles                                75        303
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Peperami Stick                        25        132
Peperami Stick                        25        132
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Kendal Mint Cake                        50        223
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Nik Naks - nice'n'spicy                29        165
King Size Pot Noodle - Spicy Curry                       
with salt added                        119        530
King Size Pot Noodle - chicken &                                
mushroom, with salt added                118        513

                               1061        4041

DAY 5                                       

Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Skittles                                75        303
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Nik Naks - Cream'n'Cheesy                29        167
Rego Recovery - strawberry                75        262
King Size Pot Noodle - chicken &                                
mushroom with salt added                118        513

                               602        2314

DAY 6                                       

Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                50        300
Skittles                                75        303
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Peperami Stick                        25        132
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146
Nik Naks - Cream'n'Cheesy                29        167
King Size Pot Noodle - Sweet & Sour                       
with salt added                        105        473

                               709        2682

DAY 7                                       

Skittles                                100        404
Jordans Crunchy Tropical Mix                               
with fruit & nut mix, milk & sugar                190        625
Honey Roasted Cashews & Nuts                100        600
Lucozade Carbo Gel                        45        123
Go Bar - cherry & vanilla                65        144
Go - Electrolyte powder                40        146

                               540        2042

                               5081        19316

so what do you think?

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:42 am 
 

just wanted to point out that the bloody margins all went doo-lally so the first figure after the food item is the weight in grams and the second figure is the calories of the item.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:54 am 
 

You're not allowing for the weight of the packing?

(And I presume there are no convenient litter bins in the Sahara, either? :lol:)


D'you have an extra salt source on top of all that or is that covered by those fancy electrolyte things?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:58 am 
 

And how many miles are you gonna run on that?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:04 am 
 

Sounds great - if a little low on fibre  :wink:

One thought - could you make up your own super-large pot noodle and pack it in tupperware. rather than relying upon the pre-packs.  In the cold desert night you might be glad of some hot grub?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:48 am 
 

faro wrote:You're not allowing for the weight of the packing?

(And I presume there are no convenient litter bins in the Sahara, either? :lol:)


D'you have an extra salt source on top of all that or is that covered by those fancy electrolyte things?


you get given salt tablets at the base camp, when you do your checks before the start.

the weight of the packing: there is no packing, they are all in ziploc bags, food is crushed down for size and everything is minimised as much as possible to restrict weight. the initial weight so far will prb reduce more once i have finished.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:49 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:And how many miles are you gonna run on that?


151 miles....and not all running either...some walking, some crawling etc etc :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:54 am 
 

red_bus wrote:Sounds great - if a little low on fibre  :wink:

One thought - could you make up your own super-large pot noodle and pack it in tupperware. rather than relying upon the pre-packs.  In the cold desert night you might be glad of some hot grub?


ummmm you dont need fibre, cos theres no carbs pretty much in most things that has lots of fibre.

pot noodles are already taken out of the pots and are in ziploc bags. tupperware items are too bulky.

day 4 is the day in which you cover 76km, so will end up running most of the night (i am planning it at around 28hrs to do it), so a nice pot noodle at around midnight will just do the trick.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:01 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:day 4 is the day in which you cover 76km, so will end up running most of the night (i am planning it at around 28hrs to do it), so a nice pot noodle at around midnight will just do the trick.

I love the way you say that so casually, Al! :)

killjoy32 wrote:you get given salt tablets at the base camp, when you do your checks before the start.

Smart way to do things, I'm sure: that's one item that no-one wants to forget by accident!

killjoy32 wrote:the weight of the packing: there is no packing, they are all in ziploc bags, food is crushed down for size and everything is minimised as much as possible to restrict weight.

Should've guessed that :oops:

So unless anyone has a portable hole handy...? :cool:

  

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:06 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:so what do you think?

Al

Are you going to be putting on a few pounds and carboloading to help the first day?

Even so, that seems not many calories towards the end...
Hey, but what do I know! :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:26 pm 
 

faro wrote:
killjoy32 wrote:so what do you think?

Al

Are you going to be putting on a few pounds and carboloading to help the first day?

Even so, that seems not many calories towards the end...
Hey, but what do I know! :)

Enjoy ^^


erm i am a fat b'stard to start with, 5ft 10 and weigh 90kg, so i have plenty of fat content to utilise :)

the minimum calories per day is 2000. the last day is only 20km, so most ppl dont bother for that day other than breakfast and drink supplements.

day 4 - well i am shitting that one tbh, but moreso day 3 i think, as thats the dunes day.

ho-hum :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:33 pm 
 

It all looks so incredibly healthy, its giving me goosebumps.  

*gobbles fourth chocolate egg of the morning, or as I like to call it "cigarette replacement therapy" *

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:39 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:It all looks so incredibly healthy, its giving me goosebumps.  

*gobbles fourth chocolate egg of the morning, or as I like to call it "cigarette replacement therapy" *

Good luck, and try to bring an internet-accessible PDA with you, or you'll fall behind on the Acaeum post count.  Wouldn't want to lose your long-winded status!  :)


i dont think i will be capable of thinking about anything at all during this thing lemme tell you :)

if BC cant overtake me in that time, then he's crap :D

he will have to do some draco-specials to sort that one :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:13 pm 
 

If the mileage isn't daunting enough, you have to eat all those Pot Noodles!  Jesus!

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:17 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:If the mileage isn't daunting enough, you have to eat all those Pot Noodles!  Jesus!


*puts on homer simpson persona*

mmmmmm pot nooooodles

*dribble*

am just packing them all proper right now - am on day 6 so will be able to take a pic shortly :)

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:27 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:If the mileage isn't daunting enough, you have to eat all those Pot Noodles!  Jesus!

I'm with you on that, Richard! Hadn't counted quite how many Pot Noodles were in there...

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:53 pm 
 

faro wrote:
otherworld wrote:If the mileage isn't daunting enough, you have to eat all those Pot Noodles!  Jesus!

I'm with you on that, Richard! Hadn't counted quite how many Pot Noodles were in there...

Good luck with your digestion, Al! [ Image ]


well if you can suggest something else that has v.high carbs and v.high calories and you can just add boiling water to, to eat, then hey i am all ears :)

and anyway, it wont be in my system that long, cos like 12 or so hrs later, the foodie contents will be getting the shit burned out of it :D

remember its the size of the food too and the weight of it. pot noodles are pretty much the highest content per weight.

as i say, i am all ears if you can think something up fast.

i am just sat here somewhat flummoxed atm, as all my gear doesnt fit into my pack, so some readjusting is gonna be needed, along with losing some of the food too :(

gonna have to sacrifice some gear as well.

*sigh*

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:05 pm 
 

Dunno... I might've suggested porrage oats to replace some of that (low glycemic index and all that jazz, too), but you Southerners might be expecting to make that up with milk and sugar. *g*

killjoy32 wrote:and anyway, it wont be in my system that long, cos like 12 or so hrs later, the foodie contents will be getting the shit burned out of it :D

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killjoy32 wrote:i am just sat here somewhat flummoxed atm, as all my great doesnt fit into my pack, so some readjusting is gonna be needed, along with losing some of the food too :(

gonna have to sacrifice some gear as well.

Or get a very slightly bigger pack... if you're OK running with that current one?

Did you list your gear, before? How many changes of clothes d'you have in there? (Arctic fleeces not required, I'm sure :D)

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:09 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:well if you can suggest something else that has v.high carbs and v.high calories and you can just add boiling water to, to eat, then hey i am all ears :)

and anyway, it wont be in my system that long, cos like 12 or so hrs later, the foodie contents will be getting the shit burned out of it :D

remember its the size of the food too and the weight of it. pot noodles are pretty much the highest content per weight.

as i say, i am all ears if you can think something up fast.

i am just sat here somewhat flummoxed atm, as all my great doesnt fit into my pack, so some readjusting is gonna be needed, along with losing some of the food too :(

I don't know squat about diet/exercise, so feel free to ignore this advice.  

It looks very much like you're eating almost the same thing each day, and it all looks duly healthy.  

If you can, try to squeeze in room for something (very small) that's incredibly bad for you, but tastes good.  It will help your mental fortitude, which you'll probably need when you are second-guessing yourself halfway through the adventure.  

I'm betting this journey will test your mind as much as your body, and you have my respect, man.  I know I couldn't do it.

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Post Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:27 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:If you can, try to squeeze in room for something (very small) that's incredibly bad for you, but tastes good.  It will help your mental fortitude, which you'll probably need when you are second-guessing yourself halfway through the adventure.
 
Had been thinking that, then I saw the Skittles. Seems like a smart choice, even if those will probably be getting a bit "samey" after a few days!

deimos3428 wrote:I'm betting this journey will test your mind as much as your body, and you have my respect, man.  I know I couldn't do it.

And compass reading skills whilst running? :)

*nods and agrees w/Deimos*. Even reading that list of rules is almost too much for me!

  
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