I'm 62, 200, 6'
I ride about 150 a week and am doing a Century in Utah on Aug 8. During ALL my previous centuries, I never seem to eat enough and always get just about tapped out at the end of the rides. I have been doing research about calories burned and most of what I've read says that I probably burn 500-800 and hour, based on intensity, of course. That equates to 5-8 gels per hour....can that be right? During training, I eat about 1 gel per hour, along with drinking from 1 bottle of gatorade and 1 bottle of water.
If the calorie number is correct, what has more calories that I should be eating? 5-8 gels an hour means that's all I'd be doing would be sucking down gels! I'd like to feel good at the end for once! I have plenty of miles in, so it's not a lack of training issue...it has to be lack of proper nutrition related!
Thanx for any input