first off all: thank for the awesome podcast and the great workouts in Trainerroad.
Thanks to commutes and longer trainings, I could listen to almost all of trainerroads podcasts.
I noticed, that there seems to be a development of the carb intake recommendations.
Chad was very skeptical with Carbs in the early podcasts. This changed, when Nate got in touch with Fitzgeralds advice and now the recommendations of Amber are going all in carb intake on the bike.
My experience is here very similar. It helps me a lot, if I fuel my workouts properly.
My confusion is now, which rides I should fuel. Yesterday I did Phoenix with a Brick run. Coach chad said in the workout text, that this ~85% intensity is too low to fuel (a lot). So I ate just one bar, but noticed that I was quite empty during the run. After training I was VERY hungry.
So my question is: Fueling higher intensity workouts properly seems to be opinio communis.
But what about these 85% sessions or the 4h Z2 rides on the trainer.
How should I fuel them to prepare my body for these long endurance efforts?
(My goal is finishing an Ironman this year. I am in the LW FD Plan).
Thanks a lot for the support!