Food and drink advice for med. - long rides

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Omario7, 19 Aug 2012.

  1. Omario7

    Omario7 Regular

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I hav the cornwall festival of sport 150km sportive in less than a month. And so i will b startin my practice rides in 2days tym...jus wanted2kno the best nutritional advice. I bought packs of cereal and yogurt bars from aldi (dirt cheap and tasty!). Wud they b good? Also drinks wise, wud plain water suffice or wud i need to mix it with energy powder? Also how often wud u snack durin ur rides (e.g. Afta how many miles/ minutes?)...
     
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    I wud considah eatin' likkle 'n' often. Same wiv drinkz, jus take a few gob-fuwls evri now an then. I dont tendz to eat much in tha firs 20 miles. Aftah that, I kinda snack a lil and keep on snakkkkin' A few undred cals every our. Gud Luk wiv da ride.

    Oh yes, in reference to your remarks, re: the yogurt bars - they would make quite an excellent little source of energy for the ride. This kind of nutrition is ideal for such activity. I would also heartily recommend fig rolls, malt loaf, wine gums and bananas! Best regards, etc, etc....
     
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  3. OP
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    Omario7

    Omario7 Regular

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Thnx loads sittin duck, and i'm luvin ur lingo!!! Btw, u from sw london?
     
  4. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Wot ! No jam sarnies :ohmy:
     
  5. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

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    Bucks
    I forgot about the jam sarnies!! Listen to this man, OP^ He is perhaps the most qualified to advise upon the subjects of both food and cycling, as any on here! :biggrin:
     
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  6. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    hehe Im rather fond of both ^_^
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Omario7

    Omario7 Regular

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Yes, forgot 2mention i bought strawberry jam also for jam sarnies!!!
     
  8. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Good man :thumbsup:
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Omario7

    Omario7 Regular

    Location:
    Birmingham
    How abt from the liquids side?
     
  10. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Location:
    Bucks
    Plain water is ok for shorter rides but anything much over a cpl of hours, I would want some kind of electrolyte but that's just me. I have been told I need to replace salts by a medical professional. Reason I am pointing this out is that folk will be on here saying you don't need anything but plain water for long rides. I suppose it's individual for each person. If it's hot obviously you will need a lot more. Try to drink before you get thirsty. If you feel thirsty, you have already de-hydrated.

    I have taken to maxing 250ml orange juice with 500ml water and adding a pinch of salt. This seems to work quite well and I have also used High 5 in the past a fair bit.
     
  11. 150km in four weeks time and you're going to start training on Tuesday..?

    Can I also ask - please - can you stop typing like a gangsta...? innit bro....
     
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  12. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    Rubbish .. what the lad needs is a couple of pints of Scrumpy and a pasty

    Foxy
     
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  13. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    He s after nutrition fuddy, not a bleedin' heart attack ^_^
     
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  14. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    Is that where im going wrong ?
     
  15. Get In The Van

    Get In The Van Senior Member

    Location:
    West Lothian
    Switch the Scrumpy to a decent IPA and that should fix the problem! :cheers:
     
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