Are Group Rides Making You Slow?

Fast, flat and competitive group rides are always fun but if that’s all you do you are most likely spending too much time in Zone 1-2 and then lots of time in the higher zones with very little time in Zone 3-4 (unless you are the one on the front or in a breakaway). Below you will see the power profile of a typical competitive group ride in Florida which shows lots of time in Zone 1-2 and Zone 6.

Simon Says Cycling Group Ride power profile

In this video I share more on this subject and give you an alternative session to do that will lead to greater longterm improvements.

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Fueling with Fat versus Carbs for Cycling

Recently I have been experimenting with fueling more with fat versus carbs. I have noticed some significant benefits which I share in this video. My preferred morning meal is something a long the lines of bullet proof coffee (I mix in a blender my espresso coffee with 2 tablespoons of MCT oil and 1 tablespoon of organic, unsalted butter). This holds me over until about noon. This includes times when I ride 40-60 miles in the morning. I find the fat gives me so much more sustained energy. If I do a more intense group ride I may add a little sugar via a high quality sports drink in my drinking bottle. I share more in this video.

I would love to hear your feedback on using fat as energy. Please leave a comment below and please share this video if you find it of value.