Gretchen Reynolds February 25, 2015 5:45 am
I found the article to be a lot "less than stellar". It did not come across that any of these people, and many of the commenters, had every managed or coached folk, or had done more than a hours worth of exercise.
The New York Times has an article on "latest research" about hydration during sporting event. The "experts" are noting that some people are fine eating "mostly fats" but there are collateral damages and problems
It concluded with
My key learnings about hydration include
=> to "fuel" use fats,
=> to "re-fuel" while under load, use carbs.
I commented to the NY. Times
Fat takes forever to be absorbed: good to replenish fuel
Carbs, if not held up by the Osmotic Police, can reach "exercising muscles" in 3-4 minutes (as I ride my bike back from Hawi)
I avoid the "fast carbs" when I'm not burning it up right away, otherwise, the "Greedy Piglets" will store it away for later usage...
......Greedy Piglets who fuel you while you ride,
......always retire at 65% max heart rate