You need sufficient, high quality nutrition to fuel your workouts, aid your recovery, and promote your body’s physical adaptations. When you’re not fueling properly you’re short changing the training process, and your body’s ability to work harder and get faster.
Exercise-associated muscle cramps can be a frequent issue for endurance athletes. If you experience exercise-associated muscle cramps you can use sodium intake, hydration, stretching and maybe even some hot sauce to proactively treat and prevent your muscle cramps.
You might need extra water and electrolytes for your indoor workouts. You can make the most of your indoor training sessions by planning your hydration around your sweat rate, and using a fan to assist your body’s evaporative cooling process.
Getting faster on low volume training, pro tips for racing as a solo rider, maintaining proper hydration and more is all covered in Episode 241 of The Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast.
Here’s an understatement: These days, you have a lot of options for training fuel. As in a bazillion. There are so many options, many athletes become overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated trying to make a choice. It seems like a distant past when only two or three commercial sports drinks were available, and there was one…