Re high(er) carbs after reading through here and receiving DrAlex book, I’ve played with 80g, then 120g of carbs per hour on the bike mainly for endurance. Oh my, what a difference. Its really at the end of 4-6hrs on the bike I’m still chugging along physically and mentally as happy as I was at the start. For example - and this is after 3.5 weeks of BuildEndurance at 12hrs per week - yesterday I did a 6hr road ride at 210NP/30KMPH average and today a 2hr MTB ride also at 210NP which I was dreading beforehand because I’m tired at the end of my block. With those concentrations of Carbs I feel SO much better at the end of rides its ridiculous. And Zero weight gain.
I’m wondering now; for the last 2 years I’ve been low carb/high protein to drop weight through the base period, but now I’m wondering if I only dropped the carbs off the bike but used Carbs during the long base rides, would I get more out of the rides, recover quick and be stronger later in the year? Would I drop as much weight?