I am currently in the recovery week in the middle of short power build and am interested in how people fuel the workouts while on the bike.
For context, I train first thing in the morning (c.530) so don’t eat beforehand and when it is a regular SS /threshold/VO2 session I take on board a combo of drinks, gels etc to get up near the 100g of carbs per hour. (am 83kg, 309 FTP)
I don’t have any problem completing the workouts fasted but just don’t want to negate the recuperative benefits of the recovery week. I have been taking a recovery shake immediately afterwards to mitigate this and remain relatively carb centric in other meals.
Any thoughts on what has worked well for others welcomed, otherwise I will probably experiment with taking some carbs on board about halfway through the longer weekend rides, with a gel or a couple of chews.