Re: pyruvate and base miles
Posted by CS (better than always typing the long version, will use that from now on) on March 20, 1997 at 14:22:59:
In Reply to: Re: pyruvate and base miles posted by Animal on March 20, 1997 at 14:05:00:
: CS could you do me (us) a favor and try to get in your base miles first and then blast the pyruvate?! We are usually on a high when we can get on the bike (finally) for that first month. I think it would be more interesting to us and to your wallet if you could compare recovery and distances done AFTER you've been going a month. It's obvious that the stuff worked for you during the XC season. It would be really cool if you raced one weekend and then took pyr and then came back and see how bad you can hammer everybody the following week! BTW, what kind of gears do you guys push in those RAAMS?
: thanks for the info on xylitol and malto, but now you're going to make me look up why I want it, damnit! It's a sweetener and it anti-catabolic. I don't think I'd use it in an energy drink while I'm riding as it can cause gastric distress. I think if you slowly add to the amount taken you will have no problems though. I have never had any trouble with those xylitol candies. Thanks again. Anarchy in the USA!
Point well taken. I think I'll be so freakin' high when I get back into it that dogshit would probably be anabolic. I will give your suggestion my full and thorough "test" and will post results. I have three bikes (no car, and no money thanks to RAAM!) and a whole slew of wheels with various gears. Since you have to have a support crew following you during the race it's a good idea to have as much equipment as possible just in case something happens. Typically my biggest gear is a 53x12 which doesn't get a whole lot of use by say Dave Five. I have a bike set up for climbing (no aero bars, etc...lightweight frame). I usually reserve a set of "climbing" wheels (18 spokes front, 24 spokes rear) with a bail out 26 tooth cog. I usually like to climb in a 39x19.
There's a women who's won the women's division who consistently pushes something like a 57x12! She just gets her ass off that saddle and cranks out 50 rpms, slow methodical, but can do it for 22 MFing hrs a day! I think my knees would be screaming bloody murder if I ever tried that for too long.
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