Thursday, December 16, 2010
Cookies Aren't Good Fuel for a Trainer Ride
Doh! Some really stupid little Buttercup did a 3-hour trainer ride yesterday and thought her 3 or 4 cookies she had in the morning would be enough carbs to help her get started on the ride. Holy cookie crumbs Batman - butter, white flour, and brown sugar just ain't' gonna cut it! She had a big bowl of oatmeal at 7:30ish, cookies, and a salad with eggs about noon before she started the ride about 12:30. And she did fuel during the ride with about 400 calories of her own concoction of seed/energy bars, but they too must not have been sufficient fuel for no sooner was she done her 3 hours, she pretty much was a limp biscuit. She got a nice big dish of Butternut Squash with some brown sugar, a couple pretzels and a big glass of water. But she had to lay down. Her entire body was very weak, tired, and exhausted. She also had only about 30 grams of protein up until that point and she said to hubby, "I think I need some protein too...". She couldn't even get up to make supper. So her dear, wonderful hubby made a beautiful meal of spaghetti, natural and locally raised chicken, and snap peas and Buttercup sucked it all down (a big pile). Forget the calorie counting for a second and just eat -- and she did. She started feeling better within a half hour and today feels great. So that's the 2nd time she messed up the eating before a long trainer ride. The ride itself was spot on - 3 hours with a perfect endurance HR of 137. Maybe one day she'll learn how to eat??? Dumb bitch.