CPTIPS Nutritional Program

Long Distance Ride

This ride is done at moderate intensity for 50 to 100 miles, and will definitely cause you to bonk if you don't replace carbohydrates by snacking on the bike. As intensity increases above 80% VO2 max., it becomes more important to avoid eating in the 4-hour pre-ride interval to avoid GI distress. If this is really planned as a slow, long training ride, that is not as important. A 300 gram carbohydrate meal 3 to 4 hours before this ride helps "top off the tank" so to speak in terms of muscle glycogen stores.

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