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Old 03-07-13, 03:28 PM
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Do you eat before your ride in?

On one hand, I'm tired of feeling weak on my ride in. On the other hand, I value my sleep dearly.


I'm thinking of breaking down and getting up ten minutes earlier* to shovel something in my face in the mornings.



*What this really means is that I'll probably get up at the same time and just get to work ten minutes later.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:32 PM
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I do. Usually a breakfast sandwich from the micro along with a V8 Fusion and a Banana. My commute is just under 9mi each way.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:33 PM
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I always eat before I ride in to work. Pretty much directly before actually. I'm only about 8 miles though which does make a difference. And if I take the hills hard I can usually taste what I've eaten.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:34 PM
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I don't. (10.5mi each way.)
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Old 03-07-13, 03:36 PM
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I rarely eat, just because I usually can't eat anything for at least an hour after I wake up. But I sometimes do feel weak, even after 8 miles. I just keep some stuff in my desk for when I get there (protein powder, peanut butter, juice, etc.) I wish I could eat beforehand, but it usually makes me feel sick.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:37 PM
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I always eat before my morning commute. My commute is about 15 miles/ 1 hour of riding, and I would be exhausted trying to ride that far on an empty stomach. I'm also very hungry when I get up, so it's worth getting up early enough to eat for me.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:46 PM
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Toast with peanut butter and a couple of glasses of water. I find the hydration to be at least as important as the nutrition.
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Old 03-07-13, 03:54 PM
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I don't, partly because my commuting starts pretty early at 5:30. The ride is 13mi each way. I like to arrive early at work and then eat, that way I'm not hungry again until lunch.
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Old 03-07-13, 04:03 PM
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I used to eat my breakfast at work, but I got tired of carrying extra food with me. My lunch box isn't very big and really only holds enough for my lunch. So I started eating at home before I ride. It took some getting used to. Having food in my stomach made me feel short of breath and made me feel like I was working harder. After a few weeks I got used to it. Now I don't think twice about it. Shove some grub down my gullet and off I go.
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Old 03-07-13, 04:05 PM
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Usually a bowl of cereal - 12 miles in.
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No, but I don't ride hard in the mornings.
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Old 03-07-13, 04:29 PM
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always, i give myself an hour to wake up and get ready and eat food before i have to leave the house

im typically starving from the second i wake up, especially if i ate late the night before (unexplainable)
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Old 03-07-13, 05:03 PM
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In the winter before the ride. I choke down oatmeal with walnuts and dried fruit, something about riding in the cold seems to warrant that.

Once it warms up i just ride, and usually eat a clif bar at my desk with a cup of coffee.
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Old 03-07-13, 05:03 PM
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I'm a grouch if I don't get breakfast. Usually I just have some toast and juice... fast and easy.
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Old 03-07-13, 05:12 PM
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I used to not eat but now I am at the gym every morning before work and like to have a healthy breakfast when I get back. I recommend getting up earlier.
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Old 03-07-13, 05:13 PM
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No, I eat a granola bar when I get to work, and then a meal two hours later.
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Old 03-07-13, 05:30 PM
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Couple Eggs for me, holds me over and doesn't make me feel sick.
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Old 03-07-13, 05:43 PM
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Never, mine is only 2 miles and I rarely take the long way in. oatmeal at 8:30 with a couple of cups of coffee.
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Old 03-07-13, 06:04 PM
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Yea oatmeal
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Granola bar and coffee before 11 mile commute
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Old 03-07-13, 06:26 PM
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Usually cereal and milk.
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Old 03-07-13, 06:32 PM
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If I don't eat, my guts will threaten to eat me. I start with half a dose of psyllium fiber in hot water. That stops the acid. Then I eat a small beakfast at some point.
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Old 03-07-13, 06:43 PM
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2 packs Quaker instant oats with my coffee... Only 7 miles each way but that's all I'll eat until nearly lunch. Lots of water though, after my coffee of course.
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A bowl of oatmeal with peanut butter, blueberries and cinnamon with sugar-free maple syrup. And a glass of OJ to wash it down. breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Didn't your Mom ever tell you that.
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just a large glass of water about 45min before my 10 miles. light breakfast at my desk.
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