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Post-Training Nutritional Tips for Cyclistshttp://www.training4cyclists.com/post-training-nutritional-tips-for-cyclists/
5 Simple Tips for a Better Recoveryhttp://www.training4cyclists.com/5-simple-tips-for-a-better-recovery/
After getting some pretty serious leg cramps halfway thru my first century ride,
I started reading up on how important proper nutrition is to cycling. (Also proper bike fit!)
I havent had a cycling related muscle cramp in years.
The longest distance Id ridden previously was 60, no cramps.
Its funny that during the century ride the muscle cramps started happening around 60 miles.
They were pretty bad.
With one cramp inside my right hip which actually paralysed my leg temporarily!
(Thank god I could coast!)
Anyhoo I thought I had hydrated properly up to this point.
(I had HEED energy gels mixed with water during my ride.
Then again I also had a bottle of coke at our first pit stop. My downfall me thinks!)
After some internets reading I found out that people with lower body fat dehydrate and lose sodium and potasium (thru sweat) much more quickly. Good stuff to know for my next century!
Share any post ride recovery tips here!!