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Energy Substance

maddmattmaddmatt Posts: 166
Shock horror, cycling is my second sport. In a few weeks is the National championships for rowing, and was just wondering what is the best energy substance for pre-race fuel. Its gotta sit light on the stomach and make me twitch on the start line lol Thanks


  • Hi Matt,

    I'd suggest something like a turkey salad sandwich or a bowl of porridge with added nuts and dried fruit about 2 hours before the start This will give you a slow releasing supply of glucose for your race and because you ate 2 hours before it will not sit heavy in your stomach.

    If you feel you need something on the start line - you might want to try sipping a carbohydrate energy drink or eating a gel. The trick is not to experiment on the start line though - use your biking to have an experiment with pre-ride/race foods and find the ones that work best for you.

    Good luck with the race!

    Julia Revitt
    Personal & Sports Nutrition Adviser
  • Surf-MattSurf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Cycling is your SECOND sport?!!

    How dare you!

    Oh, it's mine too, after surfing... :lol:
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