just another gosling
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
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The ouija board says, "low blood sugar." I'm suggesting that your body's continued synthesis of glycogen after a long ride is scouring out your carbs, and leaving you with depressed blood sugar levels. Caused by insufficient carb injestion.
I would suggest a schedule like this after a long ride:
10 minutes: Recovery drink. 1g (4 cal.) of carbo/kg body weight, plus about 25g protein.
Next hour: Another 50g carbos, a little at a time, could also have a little protein and a little fat. I like a dark microbrew, taken with laughter, followed by a bagel with cream cheese.
Then a normal dinner: 1/2 plate of veggies, 1/4 plate carbs, 1/4 plate protein.
Bedtime: 15g whey protein is nice.
As to why this is starting now? Any change in diet or circumstances? Normal diet percentages too high in carbs, too low in fat and protein? Not enough veggies? Too low body fat percentage? Those dietary choices accumulate.