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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BILL60 9/4/2012 8:31AM

    Well done on your ride. 15MPH avge on a very hilly course is impressive.

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LKEITHO 9/3/2012 10:05PM

    Sounds like a tough ride, and you came thru well. Congratulations!

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BOBBYD31 9/3/2012 8:59PM

    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

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ON2VICTORY 9/3/2012 4:21PM

    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.

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