I could feel myself starting to bonk. I tried to drink more water to trick my body into thinking I was giving it fuel, but it wasn’t really working.
Beyond the basics, what type of fuel should you be ingesting to ensure you have enough energy to have a good strong race?
A lot of endurance athletes over the years complain about the lack of savory options, could beef jerky be the savory option some people have been hoping for?
Here are some of my general observations regarding some of the most popular brands of energy gels; the good, bad, sweet, soupy, sticky and sometimes tasty gels.
Making sure you eat, drink and replenish your body with the right fuel shortly after a ride will help you recover properly and keep you feeling strong day after day in your training.
The plain and simple fact is that you need food and water in your system in order for your body to perform at its best.
I consume a lot of processed packaged energy food throughout the year while training and during races. As the season progresses I gradually start to get sick of the countless gummies, energy gels and different kinds of bars that I eat. So, I decided to do some experimenting in the kitchen to see if I could make some of my own energy food.