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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
    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
    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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