Having trouble figuring out how many bottles/thermos to bring
First of all I'd like to thank everyone for being extremely helpful and replying to my previous posts. I've learned so much in preparation for my Key West 20k and I'm beyond grateful to have such a valuable resource. edit: forgot to thank loneswimmer's blog as well because that in combination with this forum has been a goldmine. Now for the questions!
I'm sure this varies from person to person, but how many thermos/jugs/bottles/etc. should I bring? I'm mainly concerned about the sizes of each bottle as I have no idea whether I should bring gallon jugs or many little bottles such as these in a cooler.
I am trying several options for nutrition but I think I'm going to go with Sportquest Carbo as it was recommended here in the forum and it seems to be identical to Maxim.
Lets say I go with that, the instructions on their website says "DURING: for each hour of activity MIX at least Two (2) scoops in 20 - 26 oz. of cold water and sip throughout activity". Should I pre-make 3-4 bottles and have my kayaker refill them with water + nutrition whenever they have a chance? Or should I bring 7-8 bottles ready to drink?
The race is Swim Around Key West 20k and its going to be very hot+salty. Thanks again!!!