Early morning workouts...what's your routine?

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EdWiser
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by EdWiser

Every morning I get up at 6:15 am
Feed the cats BECAUSE THEY MUST BE FEED. Then walk in to pain cave open laptop and turn on 55 inch TV and fire up Zwift, Rouvy, Sufferfest or Veloton
Get on the Wahoo Kicker Bike and ride for an hour to two hours. Depending how the legs feel. An then start the day feeding the dogs and wife. Then ride a couple of days outdoors as the weather permits.
Routine is important. Getting the training done before the rest of the world depends your attention is important.

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by iheartbianchi

I have a cycling ergometer at home (with regular flat pedals with toe straps). I put on bike shorts, some running shorts, a glass of water and a towel. Put on a podcast and go for 30-45 minutes easy, with maybe 1-2 sprints near the end for 30 seconds or so.

Usually start sweating after 5-10 minutes and careful not to increase the intensity. I spend several minutes pedaling with hands off the bars to work ky core. Probably at 60% maxHR average.

Super easy, no fuss, time efficient and wakes me up.
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by nismosr

leejhayward wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Whenever I know I'm out in the morning, I find hydration the main thing, closely followed by the correct loading of carbs. I will always drink an isotonic carb drink first, this will get into the system the fastest, give you a good boost of carbs and also get you hydrated. Then I'll eat a small, quickly absorbed snack, something like rice pudding (in Turkey we have a sugary equaivalent called Sutlac) and finally finish with the slowest release carb to fuel the later parts of the ride, something like porridge oats. I try to eat in the order in which the foods will be absorbed, so that the fastest absorbed stuff goes in first. That way I hope to get the best balance of carb release throughout the ride.
can you share which Isotonic carb drink is the best ? thank you
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by leejhayward

I'm currently using SiS Go Electrolyte and find it pretty easy on the stomach which is the main thing. A 40g scoop delivers 36g of carbs, which is 30-45 mins worth, depending on intensity. Usually take 1 or 2 bottles of this, with extra solid food depending on the type or ride I have planned.
nismosr wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:38 pm
leejhayward wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:33 pm
Whenever I know I'm out in the morning, I find hydration the main thing, closely followed by the correct loading of carbs. I will always drink an isotonic carb drink first, this will get into the system the fastest, give you a good boost of carbs and also get you hydrated. Then I'll eat a small, quickly absorbed snack, something like rice pudding (in Turkey we have a sugary equaivalent called Sutlac) and finally finish with the slowest release carb to fuel the later parts of the ride, something like porridge oats. I try to eat in the order in which the foods will be absorbed, so that the fastest absorbed stuff goes in first. That way I hope to get the best balance of carb release throughout the ride.
can you share which Isotonic carb drink is the best ? thank you

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