Open Water Nutrition
I swam some open water races last year (3.8 / 5k) and am hoping to step it up this year to the big boy events with my first 10k and 15k races held at Salford Quays. In my previous races I hadn't bothered taking in any liquids or anything during the races but feel that I will have to for the longer events. Each lap is a 1k distance back to the feeding station and was wondering if anyone had any past experience/ advice on nutrition during the longer races.
Bearing in mind I am very competitive so wouldn't stop for a flapjack picnic every other lap, but what's the best tactics and strategy to staying hydrated and energised for these longer events. Any advice/ tips welcomed, thanks.