My latest training scheme is to rise from a good nights sleep and consume nothing but water until after my ride is complete. Combining this with a cadence range of 65-75 seems to be working to help me loose weight while optimizing my body's efficiency burning fat. By riding a medium length ride, over 2 hours in duration, and interleaving each riding day with a rest day my body seems to be recovering well. Recovery is aided with the intake of a water based protein shake providing 10g of carb and 30g of protein as soon as my ride is complete.
With a days rest after my last medium length ride, with this same cadence range, I felt quite good. Rising at 5am for a proposed 5:30am start I had plenty of time to drink a glass of water and[...READ MORE...]