Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Proper Nutrition for PMC Weekend

1. Drink adequate fluids to be able to pee every 2-3 hours.
2. The average 9" tall water bottle holds 22 oz.; Drink 16 oz. or more per hour.
3. Most people carry 2 water bottles: 1 with water, 1 with a sports drink/Gatorade.
4. Eating enough fuel/calories helps ensure you will have a fun ride.
5. Enough fuel means 200-300 carbohydrate (fruits/starches) calories per hour.
6. Consume protein in just 2 to 3 oz. servings. More oz.'s slow down digestion.
7. Fatty foods also slow digestion. Eat 1 or 2 handfuls of nuts or chips at a time.
8. Even at the later water stops - keep eating.
9. When Day 1 ride is done: continue drinking plenty of fluids, and be sure you are peeing pale to clear by evening.
10. If you are consuming beer or other adult beverages, remember: these are dehydrating. Compensate with even more fluids, especially while you are drinking. Have snacks too.

1 comment:

Tam Cronin said...

Email from the PMC offices, Tuesday, July 27th