It’s ok people, I’m not going to bang on about going out on my own again!
I’ve been wondering about fuelling for rides. I’m still relatively unfit, and sweat a lot. Also look and sound like a dying fish going uphill, although that’s not quite the point.
I’m rarely going much over an hour and a bit on rides, and unless I’m tackling a couple of the longer climbs around here, I don’t use any gels/food or sports drink.
I take water and Cliff Bar shot blocks (although it’s rare for me to use them!)
I don’t intentionally do fasted riding, it’s just that I work between 15.15 & 17.30. And then get out on the bike by 18.00. I don’t feel I’m doing enough to require eating extra.
I think the question is – do I need to be using gels etc? As I pointed out in my blog yesterday – I’m not losing any weight.
I did use gels/drink stuff in Surrey – but was doing a lot of very physical work at the same time.
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