This. What he said…l (above)
This is the truth. In addition to the same message from the TR crew I also train with several pro athletes. They all fuel on every workout except for the most low effort recovery spin or run.
I know from my own personal experience that it’s possible to get through long or tough workouts with fairly low levels of fuel being taken onboard. But the quality of that workout is much more consistent and much more enjoyable too if you aren’t suffering throughout.
More importantly, my recovery is on another level if I fuel and hydrate properly on the bike. As a triathlete I train twice a day almost every day so this has been a complete game changer.
Unexpected side benefit is that I also seem to have less cravings for stuff I shouldn’t be eating off the bike if I get 60-90g per hour onboard as well.
Losing weight is definitely best done off the bike…