Sunday, April 22, 2012

Watch Your Time, Not Your Distance

Here is something I learned recently.  Watching your time and not your distance makes sense if you think about it.  You should have already planned out how far you are going before you ride so keeping track of that number really doesn't help you.  Keeping track of time is a better in that you can make sure you drink and have a snack at the right time before you will become thirsty or before your blood sugar drops too low.  This will keep your energy up and will help you be able to ride farther.  Right now I stop for 5 mins at 30 min intervals and have half a fruit cereal bar and drink 8 oz. of water.  This may change in the future, but for right now it works for me.

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