Quick question here. Possibly covered before somewhere, but I had a quick look and couldn’t see anything. Weekly Saturday group ride now sets off at 7.30 am. I leave the house at 7 am and ride slowly (z1/z2) to meet the others. The ride is basically equivalent to a 1.15 hour crit with regards to intensity, pain, zones etc. Then a 30 min pootle back home.
I don’t want to wake up at 5am to eat a decent bowl of porridge which I did when the ride set off at 9am.
Fridays are rest day.
I am thinking of having more carbs/bowl of porridge the night before. Then wake up 6.15 to have coffee, water, set bike up etc and leave at 7. I will eat a couple of bananas/energy bar on the way to the ride whilst riding slowly, then I will have a bottle of mix (36g carb) and a gel (22g) for the hard ride.
Will likely have a hot chocolate and a banana at the cafe following the ride (sitting chatting for around 45 mins) before riding home slowly, where I can then eat something substantial.
Can someone advise if this all sounds good? Probably a bit of trial and error due I imagine.