I’ve been working on my fuelling over the past six months or so. To be brutally honest, I don’t think I’ve been doing it right, especially when it comes to TR workouts
Long story short, when tackling a TR workout, I estimate my fuelling needs based purely on the ‘efforts’ within the workout. My mind doesn’t seem to consider anything below Sweet Spot as needing fuelling. I know that this sounds daft and YES, I do fuel my pure endurance zone workouts.
This morning I will tackle Reinstein -1. My mind only sees the three O/U blocks. The three sections at 50% (total of 21 minutes) don’t even exist. When I’m loading up my bottle(s), it hit me this morning that I’m not even taking these into account.
When I tackle a TR workout, I very rarely drink or eat during what I consider to be an effort. I use the recovery to refuel and address breathing.
Have I stumbled on a major flaw in my approach to fuelling for indoor training? If so, it’s taken three years for this lightening bolt to strike.