|What to eat for the ride? Proper nutrition info sources?||BrianNYC|
May 5, 2003 8:59 AM
|I bonked riding yesterday, and am pretty sure that it is b/c I did not eat breakfast - I was just dead after an hour. I rarely eat breakfast, but if I want to go on longer rides I figure I need to fuel up properly if I don't want to bonk (especially since cycling has gotten rid of some spare fat). So, are there any readily available sources for proper nutrition for cycling? Thanks as always|
|you rarely eat breakfast? shame!||ColnagoFE|
May 5, 2003 9:13 AM
|didn't your mother tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! (just kiddin ya here). sounds like you have a busy schedule or are just not that hungry in the morning (like me). i started making a protein shake (apple juice, frozen fruit and about 40g of whey protein) every day. you can make it in about 20 seconds with a hand blender and slam it down before heading off to work. then you should be eating something every 3 hours or so. if you are riding i usually shoot for 100 cals after each hour of exercise. so if I headed out with no breakfast for a ride i'd eat a bit of an energy bar or similar after each hour's riding time. works well for me as a rule of thumb anyway.|
|re: What to eat for the ride? Proper nutrition info sources?||Spunout|
May 5, 2003 9:24 AM
|Day before: eat, eat. Lots of rice for dinner, omelettes, bread, fruit for dessert.
Breakfast: Oatmeal, bread, fruit. A shake? Okay, I use malt powder in mine(600Cal shake!), just a little protein powder (don't need that until after ride).
During ride: 500ml/hour drinks at 320Cal/litre. Three bananas, four fig newtons. This for a three hour ride.
This is an active maintenance diet, I was on the bike three hours the previous day also. YMMV.
|Proper nutrition? Pop tarts are in order my man!!||Lone Gunman|
May 5, 2003 5:56 PM
|You can eat all the crapolla tasting energy bars you want, give poptarts, frosted poptarts or give me nuggies.|| |