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Old 03-02-09, 04:37 AM   #1
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tired after cycle

Hi,

Did a search but couldn't find anything.

I cycle to uni and find that when I get there I often feel very sleepy during lectures - I know this is a common side effect of lectures but I am more tired than I was before I cycled in. I have cycled for around 8 months now and it is only 6 miles to uni (takes around 26-30mins average speed 12-13mph).

I tried drinking lucozade once when I got to uni and I felt much more awake, however I don't like the sugar content! Would something like electrolyte replacement drinks help? I read that you only need them after exercising for at least an hour or more. Or are there other options, i.e. perhaps a banana?

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Get there early enough that you go through the post-adrenaline downturn BEFORE lecture. in college I had to get places about 15 minutes early to deal with that. Else, stand up during class.
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well the first lecture I am usually fine in, it is the ones after the first and later in the day.
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Not adrenaline. It's low blood sugar. If you don't want sweet, sure, banana is good. You probably burn 300-400 cal. riding in, so you want less than that. Fig Newtons are good, 'cause you can eat a couple right away, then maybe another later. Piece of bread and cheese, good too, to keep going until lunch. Electrolytes won't help at all.
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thanks. I can make a cheese sandwich + banana for when I get to uni then
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