Somewhat new to cycling; I used to run 5 and 10kís when I was younger and road racing sport bikes. I'm now 38 years old with kids, riding, but no longer keeping in shape for road racing.
I'm a plant manager so I spend a good bit of time in meetings and walking around the plant; Nothing super active by any means. Well, I broke out the old Peugeot this winter and did the indoor winter ride thing. That was okay enough but the bike sucked on the road so I got a Fuji a few weeks ago and started to do more. Most I've gotten is 16 miles and I was flat whipped. Part of it is getting the muscles built up I know.
Iíve been reading and found that diet plays a role and I honestly don't eat a lot. I'm stupid regimented by nature, and my current diet is no exception. Each morning I have an omelet. Mostly egg whites with one whole egg, some cheese, green peppers and onions. The dayís packed lunch is a peanut butter and honey sandwich and a can of chicken. I donít always take the time to crack the canned chicken so I may not have that some days. Iím also stupid lucky because my wife makes my breakfast and also packs the lunch every day. So keeping a standard process is easy on her, which is super easy on me. Regimented is good.
Anyway, now that Iím expending a bit more energy, Iím kicking my own ass and feel near dead by the time I let the west wind help me coast my dead ass back to the house.
Reading around here, 30 miles is absolutely nothing for most of yíall. So what is your diet an hour or two before heading out and when you stop to take a break; what do you bring along for an energy snack? Not too interested in gels and energy bars. Would rather some natural stuff but I also donít want to carry a bag of apples on my back either.
Thanks in advance for the info.