A recent e-mail exchange with Coach Orton has me convinced that my parent's created the world's perfect eating machine. The exchange was:
Coach: Are you doing drinks during yur swims? (after he read my training peaks update that I bonked on the 5th 300 in a set of 5)
Me: Haven't been yet - assuming from that question it would be a good idea if I did?
Coach: It sounds like always drinking and taking in calories is good for you regardless of length and intensity of ALL your workouts. I think your issues are cumulative from the weekly load and always topping your system off is a good idea...again regardless of the workout.
Me: I think my next tattoo should be of a hungry, hungry, hippo!