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Eating after Night Training CritPatM
May 30, 2002 3:31 PM
Hi, I started doing my local Wed. night training crit and don't eat very much dinner before it starts - puke fear, the problem is when I get home around 8:00 I am starving. What do you all eat ? I don't want to eat to much that close to going to bed - any ideas ?
re: Eating after Night Training CritMr Good
May 30, 2002 3:57 PM
I'd say go ahead and eat a whole meal--your body needs it after a race, no matter what time of day it is. You want your muscles to recover and your glycogen stores to get topped up, right? If you don't eat much after your race you're basically starving your hungry body until breakfast the next morning. Go ahead and eat a late meal, just don't use the race as an excuse to pig out on junk/fatty food.
I would agreeThe General
May 31, 2002 5:38 AM
I know several others that have the idea of not eating after a ride because it is to late. Your body needs the nutrition, eat well, lean meat, veggies and the such.

The General
Great question, thanks!Wannabe
May 31, 2002 7:08 AM
This was a question I have (had) too! Whew, glad those bowls of pasta after the training race turn out to be a good thing to do!

re: The 30 minutes ruleantoine
May 31, 2002 11:52 AM
You actually need to eat in the 30 min. after the event (race or training) that is when your body is the most efficient at absorbing nutrients and energy. So go for something like pasta with a fruit for desert. One part protein for tree carbs. is the way to go. Enjoy!!

p.s. You should train your self to heat during the day of the crit. so you can have all the energy that you need.
The Truth, you have a 45 min window.Canidraftyou
Jun 3, 2002 8:55 PM
This is me, and im no authority on this, just a Football Player playing in a little mans sport...LOL. I take my Endurox right after the late evening races (A,B Crits) during my cool down, and eat a high protien bar after the cool down. We race 15 miles away from the Metro area and the only thing to eat is fast food. So I wait and eat a chicken or Chef salad going into dark-30. Which turns into about 2 hours prior to bed time. Works for me!

Peace out,