Q: What's your go-to fueling source for training and racing?
KAYLIE: I use Clif Bloks because you really don’t feel like eating while you are competing. They're easy to get down and taste good. They're a good source of carbs and electrolytes. Bloks were actually the only thing I ate during the biking section of my race, besides some Pringles towards the end!
Q: What type of Clif Bloks do you like the most?
KAYLIE: Cliff Bloks come in a variety of flavors. Some are available with caffeine and extra sodium. You can buy Clif Bloks at most running stores. I purchased mine through Amazon.
- My favorite flavor is Orange, although I do enjoy the Tropical Punch ones, too.
- I also use the caffeinated Clif Bloks which come in Black Cherry (50 mgs), Tropical Punch and Orange (25mgs).
- The caffeinated Clif Bloks are not USDA approved organic.
- The Margarita flavor also is 3 times the sodium level (150mgs) and is USDA approved organic.
Q: What did your fueling strategy look like for Ohio 70.3 Half Ironman?
KAYLIE: My tri-suit made by Roka (the Elite Aero Tri-Suite) has dual-stretch pockets in the back to hold the Clif Bloks. During training I was supposed eat a whole pack, which is 6, every hour. I was pretty good about it. My goal for the race was to eat 24 grams of carbs every 30 minutes (which is 3 Clif Bloks).