Going on 20 to 30 mile group ride tonight at 6pm (will be HOT HOT HOT). And so at 3:45pm, I just had a Hammer Bar. That's going to be my Pre-Workout Fuel for tonight. We'll see what happens. I've already had 48 ounces of sport drink earlier this morning. Not going to drink any more until after I start riding so as to prevent the need to stop and use the bathroom (had that problem last week). BTW....I just recieved my first order from Hammer Nutrition (a skull cap & some Seat Saver) & they loaded me up with samples of their other products. Pretty cool how much stuff they send you for free. I know it's a sales hook but, it's still .....something for nothing, kinda. :)
Again, I'm sort of a newbie (been riding since May 1st this year, logged a little over 600 miles since then), and one of the things that I'm really trying to figure out is how to best get prepared for a workout from an intake perspective. To add to the equation, when I started this journey in May, I was at 198 lbs & as I understand, my idea weight is between 160 & 165. I'm currently down to 184 & my 1st goal is to hit 175 by September 15th. I'm well ahead of the curve so far. But anyway, I'm trying to lose weight AND fuel well so that I can get a great workout. My workouts currently range from 20 to 30 miles and average around 17.2 mph. I know it's not great, but . . . my heart rate is thru the roof for most of that. So, what are your thoughts on fueling for workout while still aiming at healthy weight loss?
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