With that said, we came up with a loose plan for the week. I will start building more carbs into my diet over the course of the week with Thursday and Friday being quite a bit heavier on calories and carbs than I am used to. Basic carb loading with lots of pastas, baked potatoes, rice, etc. I hate to sound so disorganized, but I really am just going to play this by ear. I track my dietary intake on MyFitnessPal so I have a pretty good idea of what normal is for me. I'm just going to increase that over the course of the week without feeling like I am gorging myself. I think the biggest things I have taken away from my studies on the net is that I should eat my last big meal the night before the race approximately 10-12 hours before start time. This allows plenty of time for that meal to digest prior to race time. Wake up the morning of the race and eat a light breakfast no closer than 2 hours before the start time. This is my plan. I will do more detailed homework to come up with approximate carbohydrate (and electrolytic) intake needs, just to ballpark it, but will ultimately go a little by feel for this first triathlon. I know this may be "famous last words", but this first tri will be a learning experience more than anything else. I have another triathlon two weeks later. I can take from this experience and tweak my setup for the next one. I will note what my exact meal plan was for at least the day before and morning of the race so stay tuned for that.