Overdoing it . . . .

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Between a long extended winter, a short spring, family responsibilities, a few mechanical issues and business travel, I have not ridden my bike much this year. Only 450 miles so far.

Two weeks ago, I only managed 41 miles. So this weekend provided the perfect intersection of time and good weather . . . . I snuck in a 27 mile ride and a 31 mile ride back to back giving me a 90+ mile total for the week and breaking a cycling rule of thumb only to increase mileage by 10% per week. My knees are telling me not to disobey that rule of thumb until I am in much better shape.

I'm still figuring out eating right to allow a productive day after my rides. Eating protein afterwards seems to help. But I am really feeling drained and unfocused on days after I ride15 or more miles. I think I might actually resort to reading a cycling oriented training book!
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    Reading a cycling oriented training book!!!?? C'mon, flying blind is the way to go! Well, not really. Most of the cycling training books I have only talk about hydration and energy related nutrition during a ride.

    I personally with drink a carbo/protein shake after a long hard ride. I also drink quite a bit of water.

    There is really no help for either of us if we really overdo it! We are guys, overdoing it is in our nature!

    Thanks, Bruce
    1856 days ago
    I hope you don't mind if I share this tip to help you eat protein after you bike workout without much effort!

    At the beginning of the week, I buy chicken and boil all of it in water. Plain.
    After it cools down, I shred and debone the chicken, and put 3 servings in each freezer bag (I have a family of 3) and put them in the freezer.

    I defrost it the morning in the regular fridge, so when I want dinner ready, all I have to do is heat up my chicken and it's done!

    I can make chicken fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, plain chicken with a side of veggies in 10 minutes! This can help you get your protein while not spending time in the kitchen making yourself a meal.

    1857 days ago
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