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.