Training & Nutrition - before and after
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I was curious so I weighed myself before and after my ride today. Anyway, after my ride (20 miles) I weighed 2.2 pounds less than I did before the ride. I don't think I was dehydrated because I went through 20 ounces of water during the ride. Do I need to up my water intake or is this normal?
P.S. I just realised the subject sounds like a "Wheel of Fortune" category. For that I'm sorry.
06-02-03, 09:11 PM
I went on a 40 miler last week. I drank 80 oz of liquids. I weighed less when I got back than when I left. Probably just water loss.
06-02-03, 09:28 PM
Yep, you can easily drop 5 pounds or more in water weight during a ride. If I lose more than 2 pounds I usually try to drink more next ride to stay better hydrated.
Today I did a recovery ride with very low effort and still dropped a couple of pounds.
06-03-03, 10:28 AM
Generally it is mostly water weight that you are losing. Nothing too serious as long as you maintain proper hydration throughout the ride.
I once lost 9 lbs in a 24 hour bike race, but that's a whole different story...(involving, of all things, SPAM)
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