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Adjusting my hydration and nutrition on the last bike ride

Monday, September 03, 2012

I like to experiment with things I learn. Saturday was no exception.

I was on a 78 mile hilly ride and there was SAG support so I thought I would try something else.

Breakfast - greek yoghurt, chia seeds, and almond butter (not a lot of carbs you noted)
One bottle on the bike was plan water and the other coconut water (I had refills in the SAG vehicle).

I had one GU Roctane every hr. (I did not have any more at home). GU Roctane has added amino acids in them - they still taste awful.

I felt really good afterwards. I am not sure I should have used more GU's or not.

Oh, did I tell you the ride had 3500 feet of climbing ... and I rode avg 15 mph and it was hot and humid.
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  • v BILL60
    Well done on your ride. 15MPH avge on a very hilly course is impressive.
    1362 days ago
  • v LKEITHO
    Sounds like a tough ride, and you came thru well. Congratulations!
    1363 days ago
  • v BOBBYD31
    nice ride jan. i talked to a pro rider a while back she told me on their training rides of 50+ they are to fuel every 15-20 min with a couple of cliff blocks or a few bites of a power bar or something like that. the idea is you keep feeding to avoid the bonk, hydration is 2 bottles one water the other your choice
    1363 days ago
  • v ON2VICTORY
    if you feel like you had the power to make that sustained effort and especially not feeling drained and depleted afterward then I would say you are on to something...maybe you can elaborate on the chia seeds sometime when we get a chance to chat. been hearing alot about them.
    1363 days ago
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