pistol wrote:Went to a seminar on nutrition and training a couple of weeks back. Training side covered a lot on winter training with former pro Daniel Lloyd. He showed about 4 years worth of his own powertap data analysis and his improvement when changing his winter training from long base miles to shorter (1-2 hour) near peak sessions was pretty dramatic. He and a lot of pros also apparently like to ride with little or no energy supplements during a ride as kind of an equivalent to high altitude training. That is to say that when you enter the part of your season when you want to perform, your body has become better at drawing on fat reserves and will receive a kind of turbo boost from energy supplements while riding.
Was actually an excellent session, I wish I'd taken better notes. If you get a chance to see either him or nutritionist Dr. Robert Child speaking I'd thoroughly recommend it.
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