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Fuel Your Workout? Or is Fasting and Exercise Better?

I don't have a lot of data here, but I certainly know that I have bonked plenty of times and not enjoyed skating at that moment. However, some research in the last couple of years with (not exactly) fasting has been interesting. I watched a BBC special with eebee about fasting on alternate days (named variously but lately called the 5:2 diet), but I never tried that. (Neither did I specifically try the high intensity training 3 x 20 mins per week that was in another special with the same BBC correspondent, Michael Mosley, but seriously, that's what my skating is like some weeks.) I tend to feel it's a great idea to have breakfast before and endurance event, and I guess the most often workable thing has been dried cranberries and oatmeal with enough water to undry the oatmeal and the cranberries. I also note they mention the only eat during 16 hours of the day idea I've heard lately.

So I mainly added this marker so we could comment on it. Any thoughts?


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A 3,500 Calorie Deficit to Lose a Pound of What, Exactly?: Cutting Back Calories Carefully to Lose Fat Instead of Muscle

Roadskater posed the question briefly during one of our recent Silver Comet Trail skates: "What's that calorie-per-pound number again?". I believed I knew the subject well until I started to try to talk about it, whereby I realized the 3,500 number pertains only to fat loss. So I made a note to revisit an article I had read by Tom Venuto, on fitwatch.com. 

Venuto refers to a study by Dr. Kevin Hall (an 'investigator' at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD) published in the International Journal of Obesity sometime in 2008, researching the 'mechanisms regulating human body weight'.  

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Ditty Bops finish 4500-mile bike tour

It looks like the bike-riding femmes have made it to Manhattan within view of the Brooklyn Bridge, or will soon. Thanks to Tim for pointing these ladies out some time back (use the search box to look 'em up). I don't know much about them, but it sounds like they like music and exercise enough to make it their life, which seems cool by me. Hope they have a successful and happy tour ending and beyond.

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Official Invitation for Skaters to Join MUSEP GVC rides

Tonight at the T2T kickoff event, which was very nice in several ways, John H officially invited skaters to join in the GVC MUSEP rides, (so we can call them skrides now, at least amongst ourselves).

I think it's important to be sure we're up to their no-drop speed so we're not last, but after a couple more weeks we may be there, most of us. On the coffee shop ride we were never last even in our hardly trained state, so that was a good thing to find out.

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