tired after cycle
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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?
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.
well the first lecture I am usually fine in, it is the ones after the first and later in the day.
just another gosling
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.
thanks. I can make a cheese sandwich + banana for when I get to uni then