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sport

There is only one way

I am leaving a strange period were training was some kind of a dull routine. I had lost some interest in the process. Covid is no stranger to that. After wandering in diverse stuffs where I lost myself, I decided to come back to some intensity in exercise and the best way for me to do this is on my turbo trainer like I described here.

For the last months I had the idea to work in my high endurance zone (aka zone 2) and also do some threshold work. I didn’t feel well in this kind of training and it didn’t work for me. Maybe it was not the right time for it, maybe I didn’t do enough of zone 2 (highly probable, since I only spent 2,25 hours per week in what I expect to be my HR zone 2 where maybe 4h would have been a better goal since I am more trained than the average recreational athlete with 8-10h of weekly training lately)

HR distribution from september 2020 to march 2021
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freak nutrition sport vélo

One long ride with Super Sapiens

One good reason to buy and use Super Sapiens, the CGM dedicated to athletes, is to fuel correctly during long sports events. I could not squeeze a long ride in my 14 days using the Abbott Freestyle Libre for the first time : bad weather or on calls impede me from going long on my bike… but thanks to my trusted TacX Neo, I did a long workout indoor. Not as fun, and as « stochastic » as outdoors but still, it’s an experience.

So, one day I just had two fried eggs for breakfast (no carb) and hoped on the trainer for a long workout. My goal was to reach some fatigue I could relate to a decline in energy.

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matériel nutrition sport

Nouvelles expériences avec Super Sapiens

Test de prise calorique pendant l’effort, d’abord fatmax 30 min, puis 30 min où j’ai bu 500 ml de boisson glucidique maison à base de Malto (25 g) puis une prise de pâte d’amande (40g) .

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matériel nutrition sport

Déballage et premiers tests avec SuperSapiens

Ça faisait longtemps que je voulais essayer un moniteur de glycémie continue (CGM). J’ai beaucoup écouté de podcasts avec Peter Attia et ce sujet revient régulièrement. Je reste très prudent vis à vis de ce que raconte le docteur Attia sur la longévité et je suis souvent estomaqué par la consommation de soins qu’il propose à ses clients mais s’acheter un CGM et observer les données qu’il produit me semble tout à fait intéressant. Lorsque j’ai appris que SuperSapiens faisait un partenariat avec Abbott pour proposer des CGM Freestyle à des sportifs en vue d’optimiser les performances sportives j’ai passé le cap et j’ai commandé deux capteurs (160€-30€ de réduc via un challenge Strava), de quoi me surveiller 28 jours si tout se passe bien.

English version here

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matériel nutrition sport

Unboxing and discovering SuperSapiens

I’ve wanted to try a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for a long time. I’ve been listening to a lot of Peter Attia’s podcasts and this topic comes up regularly. I’m very cautious about what Dr. Attia says about longevity and I’m often amazed at the amount of care they offer their clients, but buying a CGM and watching what happens seems quite interesting. When I learned that SuperSapiens was partnering with Abbott to offer Freestyle CGMs to sportsmen and women in order to optimize sports performance, I went ahead and ordered two sensors (160€-30€ discount via a Strava challenge), enough to monitor me for 28 days if everything goes well.