For each triathlon race that you compete in, you will have certain nutritional issues that you will need to deal with. For Sprint and Olympic/International distance races, you will probably just need a pre-race meal. For long course races such as a half ironman or full ironman distance, you will not only need a pre-race meal but also need a nutrition plan for during the race. Currently, I take in 2 250 calorie Juices at around 2:30-3:00 am the day of the race. I eat a whole cinnamon and raisin bagel an hour before the race. I then use PowerBar Powergel
Tangerine flavor gels before the race and during the race. I typically use a gel every:45 minutes on the bike and every:30 minutes on the run. I also use Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes before the race and at each of the intervals stated above for the gels. I also use Hammer Nutrition’s FIZZ in my water bottles for the bike. The process of me finding this mix of nutrition has take the last 6 years. Sometimes you discover things by trial and error such as my need for Accelerade during the race this last year.