I'm a brain cancer survivor and have adopted the plant base diet, i'm on the verge of 100% raw and have had a difficult time finding the proper fuel according to my new lifestyle. I have recently bought Brendan's Thrive book and noticed gels etc. I read that one ironman champ mixes gels with water for the bike ride and gels on the run. There is so much info out there but none, that I can find, is in accordance with my adopted dietary lifestyle. I would appreciate any feedback regarding feuling for my first 1/2 Ironman. My goal is to eventually go to Kona but I know how crucial propel nutrition is. Anything from eating up to the night before, the morning of the race and fuel during the race. This is an awesome site and forum, thanks Brendan and for all of you for your participation.