Sunday, August 24, 2014
So, I went for a bike ride yesterday. Not unusual - but what is a little more unusual I haven't been on my bike for a while and BAM I went out and did 50.12 miles. Nice - but here is what is nicer - with the exception of my shoulders (a little tense from hunching over) I feel fabulous today.
Looking at the data afterwards - my ride was about 50:50 in zone 2 and zone 3
What do I think happened. I have started to eat differently. Much less carbs and grains. Less carbs - huh?
Yes, that was what I said. My breakfast - Goatsmilk yoghurt with walnuts and blueberries. During the ride - the fluid was coconut water and what did I have to eat. ONE bonk breaker bar half way - two scoops of chia seeds in flax seed milk - and a handful of mixed nuts.
When I came home I had scrambled eggs with bacon and some veggies.
When I ran a 10k recently my fuel was - a slice of mozzarella cheese - a handful of walnuts. During the race - ALL I had was a flask with chia seeds in flax milk ... and felt great.
thought of today
- carbohydrates convert into fat. Fat converts into carbohydrates ... why are we eating all these carbs?
- when you ingest gels or sports drinks during your activity you will have peaks and valleys in your blood sugar/insulin
- have you ever thought of how metabolic in-efficient you are when you are doing cardio - I have been training mostly in zone 2. The kicker is - I have not lost a lot of weight but I can tell you I feel I am a much stronger runner, cyclists, swimmer than I used to be.
- I also like the fact that I did not have that sugary taste in my mouth all the time.