So I listened to this podcast (https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/what-to-eat-on-the-bike-during-training-and-racing/) wherein Frank says you should be eating every half hour while riding hard. He’s quite specific about what too. And in what order.
It seems like a lot of food to me. I read somewhere (possibly Joe Friel’s book) that you can only really metabolize 100 calories an hour while working hard.
And the gels and bars (never tried blocks) I use are both around 180 calories. So having one of those every 30 minutes seems like a recipe for stomach upset.
What do people think? I know the calories metabolized number will vary by rider. And I know that the calorie counts vary by product.
But do y’all really eat that much? More? Less?