CREW Cycling Crew 2022 - Older, slower, fatter, makes you badder

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
97,870
Denton, TX
No offense but at 33.5 miles you don't need a mid ride snack especially if thats only once or twice a week type of thing. Just keep the distance up and your body will adjust.

Sure but you want your body to store more glycogen in the muscles and dispatch glycogen and fat for fuel.
A common mistake people make is eating too much and using moderate cycling as an excuse to eat anything. The body doesn’t work that way and Id be shocked if he was doing 33.5 miles of threshold intervals.

The other mistake is eating too little (I fall into this sometimes) but if 33.5 is his longest ride ever he’s likely not eating too little or glycogen depleted unless it’s intervals five days a week for 30 miles at a pop. If that’s the case he’s Superman and we should all be taking notes.
I'm not qualified to pick this shit apart but my coaching people talk about this in detail, frequently, and I'd always eat before and during a ride for anything over 1 hour even at low intensity.

Fat adaptive pod:
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
97,870
Denton, TX
The calorie number comes from my Garmin watch and I didnt eat anything before I started. Was drinking water with Nuun tablets.

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Of course you exploded and bonked. 75-120g CH/hour is my target for ranging from easy Z2 up to simulated heart attacks. I quit telling people I race with this stuff, will continue to allow them to bonk during CX races and marathon XC.
 

vtec1994

It always rains at Le Mans
Jun 11, 2001
65,432
Atlanta
Of course you exploded and bonked. 75-120g CH/hour is my target for ranging from easy Z2 up to simulated heart attacks. I quit telling people I race with this stuff, will continue to allow them to bonk during CX races and marathon XC.
What is CH/hr?
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
65,753
Oklahoma
I'm not qualified to pick this shit apart but my coaching people talk about this in detail, frequently, and I'd always eat before and during a ride for anything over 1 hour even at low intensity.

Fat adaptive pod:
Will def listen
 

{hydro}

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Aug 1, 2005
27,038
Upstate CA
Not sure how many of you guys are in the Strava OT group but I was wondering who is who. Seeing if anyone wants to post or PM me their username.
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
97,870
Denton, TX
So you're aiming to consume that much before/during your ride to make those numbers work? So a 2hr ride you're consuming 150-240g of carbs before/during?
I struggle to eat more than 75g CH in most workouts. However, I did an MTB race and broke every power record at and under three hours and ate 90g CH per hour.
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
65,753
Oklahoma
Not sure how many of you guys are in the Strava OT group but I was wondering who is who. Seeing if anyone wants to post or PM me their username.
I joined that group a few years ago nothing ever happens in there and I don’t even show any activities for myself which is odd.
 
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6SpeedTA95

6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
65,753
Oklahoma
Turns out it was a homeless and crazy dude walking around. Also, hot enough yesterday that people had seizures from the pro race.
??? We heard he was not homeless but an anti cycling guy who had done the same at two other events at TT. He was drunk and trying to cause issues.
 

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