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does drinking beer hurt my training and racing? (nm)(7 posts)

does drinking beer hurt my training and racing? (nm)Gall
Dec 31, 2001 9:07 PM
Beer has carbs!!!!!!firstrax
Dec 31, 2001 10:01 PM
ETOH carbs don't change to glycogen well. -NMTig
Dec 31, 2001 10:46 PM
Yes, but who caresMcAndrus
Jan 1, 2002 6:19 AM
Yes, but I've found that a couple of beers after a ride don't seem to hurt me the next day. I can't site a source but I've read that alcohol interferes substantially with normal metabolism. I guess it's a moderation thing. Drinking before or during a ride, however can be wicked.
re: does drinking beer hurt my training and racing? (nm)tempete
Jan 1, 2002 7:24 AM
Depending on the intake, it could go both ways!

If you are a regular drinker who can't stick to one, then try switching to de-alcoholized beer. The stuff I drink has 70 calories and lots of carbs, and less alcohol than bad fruit juice! Basically an excellent post-ride drink, and less expensive than fancy sports drink and less simple sugars.

The thing is I love beer. So there was no choice but to cut down. 5% vol alc is a treat I only indulge once in a while.

But alcohol is not bad by definition; a glass of red wine is proven to be excellent for the heart. (Make that good wine at least pal!) One well deserved beer has no price. And it can be help relaxing.

Otherwise, you get people who claim ice cream is ok after a ride. Maybe, but for me it's a no-no. And then if it's not so bad, well, not a gallon right? If you are serious about your performance, then you don't need it. But you need to live a pleasant life!
it did this morning!DaveG
Jan 1, 2002 7:32 AM
No training for me today. Got a bit carried away this New Years. Ouch.
Keep brewski consumption low during actual race . . . (NM)DCW
Jan 1, 2002 8:02 AM