I was just reading an article and a thread on the subject of eating before an event. I'm curious if there is any fact on this subject, other than "everyone is different" or "do what works for you"?
Here is what I read:
What to eat for breakfast 4 an early morning ride??
The Hammer article suggests that eating within three hours of an event lasting more than 90-minutes will accelerate your glycogen depletion. To me, this sounds like something that would not vary from person-to-person. That is... if taken literally it should be biologically bad for everyone to eat within three hours.
Now, it makes sense that some people like eating an hour or two before an event, and others don't. Personally, if I wake up and do 60 miles on the bike, I "feel" better having eaten a bowl of oatmeal an hour before, rather than relying solely on a liquid diet (water and Perpetuem).
But after reading the Hammer article... it seems like I am shooting myself in the foot. Does anyone else think so?
Thanks... sorry, I like to overanalyze