|morning "workouts" and food||djconnel||10/11/12 5:39 AM|
Good article from Hammer Nutrition (I can't judge the science, since it's not my area, but Hammer has a fairly good history of providing good advice):
Key point: eating sugary food too close to a high-intensity morning ride can actually contribute to bonking. This is part of why I have never done well with super-early intensity: I hate going hungry when I wake up.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||thorpej||10/11/12 6:24 AM|
Haven't read the article, but as I understand it, you eat too much sweet / starch, you get the insulin response that pulls the glucose out of your blood ~immediately, and you then have to wait for the other hormone (forgetting its name ATM) to release the glycogen.
This is why I get up so damn early on days that I ride - so I can eat plenty of time before I roll out.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||amanda||10/11/12 8:14 AM|
If it is the insulin response (which is what I thought too... and also haven't read the article), then just make sure your pre-ride meal involves more than just starch/sugar - include some protein and fat, and maybe use more complex carbs instead of simple ones (brown rice; sweet potato). That slows the insulin response, so it doesn't pull all the sugar out of your blood so fast as to cause bonking.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||Andy Stadler||10/11/12 8:36 AM|
Where does a doppio or macchiato fit into all of this morning meal planning?
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||Johan Beisser||10/11/12 8:58 AM|
Use heavy cream, it'll fit right in.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||djconnel||10/11/12 9:03 AM|
See the doping thread.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||Peter Chang||10/11/12 10:31 AM|
>i think it's the other way, insulin triggers glucose uptake from teh
blood into the muscles/liver/etc. the negative insulin response is
because you've flooded the system w/ glucose which causes a rush of
insulin which triggers faster uptake which means less free glucose/etc
for the muscles/liver/etc.
the complex carb story is that the processing into simple sugars
reduces the initial rush and the feedback loop.
|Re: morning "workouts" and food||Carlin Eng||10/11/12 3:43 PM|
Definitely an interesting read. Thanks Dan!
I recall PfC telling a story awhile back about setting alarms for 4 AM pre-race and scarfing down bowls of rice, then going back to bed.