Twice a week, when I train before work, I get up at 5.15am, have a coffee, then put the bike on the Kickr, get changed etc. My sessions starts at 6am and finishes at 7am in the dot.
I am struggling with the fuel. I have just started SSB module I medium volume and I often have to reach for a gel.
What should I eat, and when? I think it’s bad for my body to get used to a gel so early in my training plan, I was planning to use the gels in later sessions perhaps during the harder Sustained Build sessions.
When I wake up at 5.15am I cannot eat, all I can have is a strong coffee while I check the news, cycling forums and wake up…the earliest I could eat is 6am on the bike.
Should I eat more the evening before? I already have a normal dinner, but perhaps should I have a proper meal like pasta or rice and avoid the gels at least until I get to the Sustained Build?