Re: pyruvate and base miles, way of testing
Posted by Bone on March 20, 1997 at 14:47:11:
In Reply to: 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:
: : 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?
CS: Thanks for the site info. If you've got a heart monitor like the Polar, you've got it nailed for a test. If you use the monitor to record your heart rate on training rides (mine records time below, above and in a training zone, along with average HR), and record avg speed & distance covered, you should be able to see very clearly the effects of pyruvate - you'll be doing more work at comparable HR's when using pyruvate. You won't need to wait for a special event or for the thrill or returning to the bike to wear off. It'd be even better if you had someone to feed you the stuff without your knowing the days it's pyruvate and the days it's a sugar pill. Using a monitor is how I confirmed a change in riding position was more areo. Lifting is too episodic to track this way, but it would tell the BB-only folks that it could add to their training endurance.
'Course, you may instead prefer a life instead of my record-keeping program!!