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.
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.
magnatom said:Indeed. Carbohydrates are your friend. This unfortunately does not include mars bars...