im free till 10:20, i dont have to leave till 10.
rkwaki: Do you really stuff roast beef sandwiches in your jersey? :p
I am trying to remember whose musette it was on the ProTour - it was a giant sandwich wrapped in aluminum foil with whole grain bread.
I have said this before but you wouldn't dare have your team stick your musette out early or I'd swipe it. I remember when I was a young punk I swiped a musette from the hand of the National Team coach that was feeding his guys, picked through the musette and ate what I liked only to keep on riding. Little did I know that I was in his sights before that :)
LOL "That's the guy who will eat anything!"
Been riding outside all winter on the weekends. Looks like this weekend will be a right off. We have a bit of snow coming and the temps dipping down to around -10C are not my idea of idle riding temps...
I have some suffering on the trainer planned instead...
I am not a nutritional role model.
Also: this thread reminded me that it's lunch time. I am now eating a sammich.
If I run out of leftovers, I make something the night before. Rice and beans is easy and reheats well.
what about pbr?
I realize that I did not answer this earlier.
My situation is a little different as my wife is an NPC Figure competitor so we are always cooking healthy.
As Eric said just prepare larger portions and take it as leftovers.
Here are some real easy ones:
buy a 2lb bag of Tilapia, thaw, put on a pan with some salt and pepper, cook at 400 for 15 minutes
buy 4 sweet potatos, wash, put in microwave for 14 minutes
Once everything has thawed out you have four separate meals, prepared in under 20 minutes
For example, 400w at 200lb (90.5kg) is only 4.4w/kg. I think he said his race weight was like 180lb (81.5kg). That would put it at 4.9w/kg which is solid, but not really super impressive. I'm sure it sucks to hold his wheel on the flat lands though.
Don't laugh at 4.9 w/kg. T'is rather fast :P
Just think back to when he was 156 lbs and not that much "weaker"
He is super awesome btw...
The other thing to remember is that came after a year off the bike and losing 45 pounds on the way with little if any structured training. :)
And the final thing is that my strengths are in a sprint though I didn't really have much sprint data from last year.
Comments on supplements?
There are supplements out there that seem to have good evidence going for them like beta alanine or dare I say sodium bicarbonate, i.e. pooper inducer. Both act as Ph buffers. Not worth it?
Big plastic bin of greens. If I can find the "Superfood" greens with spinach, chard, rocket, cabbage, etc., that's perfect.
Carrot discs or 'matchsticks'
chopped onion, tomato and green pepper 'salsa fresca'
some sort of berry
some sort of 'Harvest Blend' nut/seed/dried fruit trail mix
Usually an apple sliced up (I'll get a bag of apples as snacks)
Small bag of some sort of meat that doesn't need to be cooked. It might be lox, fake crab, pre-cooked chicken etc.
Some sort of Olive oil and vinegar dressing.
Mix it all together in whatever proportions seem right the night before I need it (takes about 5 minutes). Everything fits in the plastic tub the greens came in. It's all ready to go when I'm leaving the hotel room in the AM. Don't forget to nick a fork from the breakfast room at the hotel. I've got a fridge or cooler I can stick it in when at work. At lunch time, when everyone is eating whatever food is provided, I bust mine out put the meat and dressing on it and I'm good to go. Last week on one day we had '5 Guys' burgers. There were probably 50 of them sitting on the counter for everyone to eat. I munched on my salad happy as a clam. It's a bit of a PITA, but entirely worth it in the long run.
And to rkwaki : have you ever raced like nationals or provincials (whatever that is in USA, state championships (?)) or anything higher than your original city races? This makes me hate how much I suck even more now!