No your not at all. All these miles put my teeny weeny little 5 mile each way commute to shame (Although I do do claim that Cycling through the Clyde Tunnel is like adding another 2 miles on to my commute!)BentMikey said:magnatom, I am, I am! I'm working hard on putting in lots of winter miles so that I don't expire when it comes to the busy spring and summer months.
Not wanting to rock the boat (that usually means I will ), but my wife, who is a dietician (this is apparently the correct spelling despite what spell checkers tell you!) has always told me that people very rarely are short of protein, even if you are undertaking strenuous exercise.domtyler said:Increase your protein intake as your body will need to adapt to the new routine.
BentMikey said:I think your wife is right, magnatom, I've heard that from a couple of coaches too. What's apparently different about recovery drinks that are 3/4s carbs and 1/4 protein is that somehow the protein helps your body to store up more glycogen than it would with just a straight carb drink. Mind you, the studies I read about might have been sponsored by a sports nutrition company or something.
domtyler said:What harm does the extra protein do though? Surely it is best to have too much than too little?
I personally found it to make a massive difference when I was doing loads of training back in the summer, my whole body shape changed massively and lots of people noticed, not just myself.
Wrong again, the carbs in a Mars are no better or worse than any other. As a so-called scientist you should know that glucose is the same however it is delivered!magnatom said:Indeed. Carbohydrates are your friend. This unfortunately does not include mars bars...