The Lactic Acid Myth
Let’s blow your mind right now: no matter how hard you ride, there’s no Lactic Acid in your muscles. Don’t worry, not everything you know about “lactic acid” is wrong, just most of it. When you’re working hard it’s actually “Lactate” that your body is producing rather than “lactic acid,” but that’s mostly semantics (I’ll refer to it here properly as lactate), the real myth that needs to be debunked are the ill-effects that most people attribute to lactate. We’re told that wh
How Much Should I Eat During Training Rides?
My rule of thumb is to eat on any ride that is over 90min long. Then, the minimum you should do is one “eating episode” per hour you will be riding (round up to the next hour, i.e. a 2:45 long ride you should eat a minimum of 3 times). I like to use the term “eating episode” because not every time you reach into your pocket will you be eating the same thing, sometimes it might be a granola bar (100cal) another time it might be half a PB&J sandwich (200cal), but counting the