I wondered the same question, but a forum member Osprey once assured me the concept that carbs are needed for energy for athletes is waaaayy over rated. My son is a competitive swimmer and follows the diet. He consumes no sports drinks, no pasta, no gels and no pizza, no beer (not old enough, anyway). He swims 7000 to 8000 yards every day and in addition does weights. College coaches are calling but he likely will NOT swim in college because all they supply the swimmers with is sports drinks, pasta, TONS of pizza, and the teams often drink in their off time!
Can't the aid tables have some special items for you if you provide them? I'm thinking of something new (to me) that I'd heard of. Coconut water. It's supposed to be a healthy alternative to sports drinks. I have not checked the labels to see if they are "legal", but coconut is legal.... if they haven't added any other junk it could be great! Have fun!
Mom to 17 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312