Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Chubby super biker bdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    The CSB's challenge - help me with my nutrition!

    Okay, so one of my goals this year was to enter a mountain bike race. So I did, and it's coming up on Sunday the 1st. I feel pretty confident about my riding abilities, knowing that my speed/power is on par with folks who weigh a third of what I do (no kidding). I'm also pretty confident in my bicycle, and my.. well... insanity .

    Now, one thing I'm not confident in is my nutrition. I need to pre-load with enough energy that I can sustain a 5 mile "burst" of power. This will be at about 1pm on Sunday. In addition I need to make sure that I don't crash during this, and that I am not too "loaded down".

    I'm on a self-imposed strict diet as of late, and as such it leaves me with an energy drain at times. So I'm going "no compromises" on Sunday. I want to put on the best show possible for "Team Clydesdale", and well, for myself. So, if I wanted to have some POWER available, what kind of things should I eat the night before and the day of?

    I had thought of a good pasta/chicken dinner the night before with lots of water. The morning of I thought of having cereal with a bananna or two, along with some OJ and water. Before I leave to go to the race, I figured I'd have something like a slim-fast/protein shake and a granola bar. Then right before the race (-30 minutes) have a cliff bar and a 16oz Gatorade.

    Any ideas?

    Also, yes I know I'm absolutely nuts, but I can't wait to see the look on everyone's face when my 360 pound butt goes flying off the start and back to the finish .

  2. #2
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,159
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Sounds pretty good! You have a reasonable plan!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  3. #3
    Senior Member brodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    ohio
    My Bikes
    76 raleigh grand sport, 1970s motobecane grand record and,a peugeot.
    Posts
    140
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    when i used to weightlift,i used this stuff called -metabolol- it was a metabolic optimiser.at least thats what they called it. but the stuff worked. i got big and,lost weight at the same time. AND NEVER GOT TIRED..

    now,some of that was youth.but a lot of it was the metabolol. i saw in some magazine that they now have a -gatorade- like drink,but they claim theirs has less sugar,so you wont crash. maybe you could try a small metabolol.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Utah
    My Bikes
    Road & Mountain
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    pasta the night before is great, banan nut muffin in the moring works wonders as well, has carb, potassium and protien. Also go to the bike shop and get cliff shot blocks, they are great you can eat them right before the race (20 min) and they will give you a good energy burst, they taste like gummy bears but are big square blocks. The biggest key on a race is to stay hydrated.

    Good luck and have fun .
    Check out the online buyers guide for cycling
    http://bikeotter.com/index.php?optio...pper&Itemid=29

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Manhattan KS
    My Bikes
    2001 Giant OCR w/105-10spd, Schwinn High-Plains Built for Commute plus 3 Others in Various Stages of Rebuild/Repair
    Posts
    431
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Be careful with that pasta the night before the race. If you eat to much you may have trouble sleeping, which can be worse than not having the carbs. If there is enough time between breakfast and the race you might want to try a couple eggs (I like hard/medium boiled) to keep protein load up as well.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Utah
    My Bikes
    Road & Mountain
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One other thing that can help with energy and actually can provide sustained energy on a race is a Salted nut roll, as long as you are not alergic to peanuts it is really great, protien, carbs, and it won't melt in the heat. I usually eat one during or before any long ride or any race.
    Check out the online buyers guide for cycling
    http://bikeotter.com/index.php?optio...pper&Itemid=29

  7. #7
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,159
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Also, try the shot blocks BEFORE the race or Ghu, if you are going to use them, to find out if GI distress is going to occur! Nothing that kills a race worse than stopping and dropping your bibs in the bushes because your supplement went right through ya! Never race on unfamiliar fuel!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  8. #8
    Chubby super biker bdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hahahahhaha Tom, that was the BEST. I'm seriously LOLing right now

    My beeautiful (MUCH) better half picked up some new stuff for me at the store today, namely some "energy beans", and a bunch of other stuff. Also some tried-and-true cliff bars. Which I think I may go with 20 mins before the race, a cliff bar and a Red Bull, washed down with some Gatorade. All I need is 5 miles...

    Tonight a buddy and I are going to ride some singletrack here, I'm going to preview some of the fuel before then and hope I don't have to head for the woods.

    Thanks for all the tips! I'm going to put them to use and see what happens Saturday. Worst that can happen is I don't do it, as far as I figure .

  9. #9
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,159
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Actually, that's experience talking! Been there, done that! I wasn't kidding!
    Quote Originally Posted by bdinger
    hahahahhaha Tom, that was the BEST. I'm seriously LOLing right now

    My beeautiful (MUCH) better half picked up some new stuff for me at the store today, namely some "energy beans", and a bunch of other stuff. Also some tried-and-true cliff bars. Which I think I may go with 20 mins before the race, a cliff bar and a Red Bull, washed down with some Gatorade. All I need is 5 miles...

    Tonight a buddy and I are going to ride some singletrack here, I'm going to preview some of the fuel before then and hope I don't have to head for the woods.

    Thanks for all the tips! I'm going to put them to use and see what happens Saturday. Worst that can happen is I don't do it, as far as I figure .
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  10. #10
    Chubby super biker bdinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    1,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well I feel very confident about Sunday. Tonight my riding buddy and I did 11 miles of rough, twisty, hilly singletrack and averaged around 12 mph. TOTALLY fun!

    I'll update sometime Sunday.. wish me luck!!

  11. #11
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,159
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Kick some ......tail!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •