I know I don't post here much. I looked through the archives and stuff but didn't see anything targeted toward the kind of discussion I want to start. Here it is short and sweet: I'm again racing the texas water safari (http://www.texaswatersafari.org). I did it in 2007 and took second in my class. It was awesome. I want a much better time this year. But enough mooning - the gist is that it's a 262 mile super-endurance boat race in the middle of a Texas summer (think 110 degrees, 95% relative humidity, for three days straight). Billed to be toughest in the world, but probably on par with the yukon river quest and the watertribe everglades challenge. In my class (USCA C-1, hands down the hardest class to race in), the finish times are usually 60 to 90 hours nonstop. The current record holder finished in a nearly unbelievable 36 hours and change - he's the dude that beat me. Enough hemming and hawing. The point is that I would like to ask F&N about nutrition for this race. The two biggest concerns are balanced hydration (eg lots of water, lots of electrolytes) and constant feeding (if you're seriously racing, you'll burn 500-700 cal an hour, but your body can absorb maybe 300-400 when you're under this much stress). Some racers basically drink Spiz constantly, and supplement it with a little solid, greasy food (like a snack bag of fritos). Others ... well a couple of dudes beat a lot of professional racers in an old slow aluminum boat with naught but a huge cooler of beer. We think they were just too drunk to notice the dehydration and heat stroke. Personally, I found a mix of drink mixes, chips, jerky, and clif bars worked pretty good. But I have an open mind and am all for making things a little better. And for the last twist - this is a limited assistance race. All you can receive from your shore crew is ice and water. You have to start the race with everything else in your boat. Ounces make a big difference, so weight is a HUGE concern. So, can F&N tackle this?