Another study showing sports drinks do not help improve performance for marathon and half-marathon runners. And I believe that these results will hold true for cyclists and other athletes as well. As a long distance cyclist, I am in need of quick and lasting fuel for my body. According to Dr. Michael Gregger, raisins are nutritious, convenient, typically palatable, and are a cost-effective source of concentrated carbohydrates. Not only do raisins provide superior nutrition value, raisins deliver the same performance results for a fraction of the price.
The influence of commercially-available carbohydrate and carbohydrate-protein supplements on endurance running performance in recreational athletes during a field trial
Analyses found no difference between supplements in time to complete the 19.2km run or last 1.92km sprint to the finish. When following recommendation for supplementation within a field trial, commercially available CHO and CHO-P supplements do not appear to enhance performance in male recreational runners.
On May 4, I rode from Bainbridge Island to Marrowstone Island. Map My Ride reported that I burned 4819 calories over 89.43 miles in 5 hours and 19 minutes. That’s a lot of calories! There aren’t many options on that ride to stop and purchase healthy snacks and time was important so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time shopping in small stores. I carried a baggie of white raisins, 3 Kind Bars and 2 bottles of water. Before the ride, I ate a large bowl of oatmeal. I ate small amounts frequently and drank 4 bottles of water. I had all the energy I needed for the ride and I returned home feeling great. After a shower and lunch, I power-washed our patio. Be tenacious about doing your very best. Forget the sports drinks and gels. Go with real food.
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