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Eating For a Century, Brevet or Double Century

Whether you're going for a P.R. or prefer to smell the roses, nutritional factors will be major determinants of how successfully you meet your goals for a century, brevet, or double century.

by Susan I. Barr, PhD, RDN

Susan Barr, is on the faculty of University of British Columbia in nutrition. She is a veteran of Paris-Brest-Paris, the Rocky Mountain 1200 and many PAC Tours and Pacific Crest Tours.

Introduction


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Optimizing your performance from the nutrition perspective involves a three-pronged approach: 1) glycogen supercompensation (carbohydrate loading) the week before the event; 2) eating a meal the morning of the event; and 3) consuming foods and fluids during the event itself. Here's a countdown to help your preparation.

Months in advance

The week before

A few days before

The morning of the ride

During the ride

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