Nutrition Tip April 15 2010
To minimize the risk of early bonking and chronic glycogen depletion as a possible cause of overtraining, it is important to maximize your body glycogen stores by using dietary carbohydrates to your advantage before, during, and after a ride:
- eating a high carbohydrate diet in the days and hours before your ride
-using carbohydrate supplements while riding
- using the immediate post ride recovery interval to begin rebuilding carbohydrate stores.