With this year’s race season getting into swing, there are a lot of things we are doing to prepare ourselves for our individual events. We are training on the regular, making sure our gear is up to par, but are you getting yourself truly prepared for your next race? We’ve aimed to make that much easier with a new release of our OCR Preparedness spreadsheet.
While this isn’t fit for every athlete, it should help you get started. This year’s spreadsheet goes well beyond our last, which only helped you make sure you packed everything you needed for your Ultra (Beast). This one helps you to determine your sweat rate as well as your meal prep for race week (based on basic nutritional information determined by your bodyweight). Obviously, these are generalized needs for most people, and your needs may vary, but it should get you going in the right direction.
TAB 1 – Planner: To get started, populate your weight on the left side, determine your sweat rate by exercising vigorously for one hour and entering your end weight, any water consumed during your exercise, and any urination.
TAB 2 – Meal Prep: This tab will help you to determine proteins, fats, carbs, and calories for race week prep. The Planner tab does the math for race day, race week; all based on “standard” nutritional needs.
TAB 3 – We brought back our Gear list for those of you that are going all in on an Ultra Event. Make sure you have everything!