I am fairly well versed in the nutrition advice of all the writers here at T-mag, but I am curious as to their responses about endurance training recovery. For instance, what is the best form of eating to recover from an hour steady state workout? How about a 3x6k workout bordering on anaerobic threshold (and ending thouroughly anaerboic)? An anaerobic sprint workout (10x500m or 5x1k)? Something more explosive (but without the same load as a lift), like 200ms? How about two-a-day workouts? Should I partition the insulin and glucose to the more savage workouts? Do I lose anything in sensitivity with two workouts (as in too much activity)?
In fact, that leads to another point, how should one eat if seriously pursuing strength and power training. As in, if following a strength program a la the one by Staley, then how would one want to time the nutrients to the workout. Is it even important to the sort of adaptations made in explosive training?
Alright, I’ve raised a lot of questions and would appreciate all responses. I am currently suffering from a lack of progress towards my athletic goals and am thinking about how I can fine-tune my diet to help. And furthermore, most of the sites I have looked at for nutrition for endurance athletes, and rowers in particular, have made me sick.