Caffeine...some people can't operate without their first cup of coffee in the morning, and others hit it all day long. Some folks can fall right asleep after a full cup of high test (side note: studies have shown that this may not be quality sleep) and others are wired out of their mind.
Caffeine has long been a supplement used by athletes of all disciplines, and certainly not excluded are the endurance athletes.
I've been reading quite a few articles recently that shed some new light on how caffeine interacts with our bodies. This is a great article on Training Peaks by Carrie McCusker out of Portland, Maine.
Check it out and weigh the ups and downs yourself!
Caffeine: How it Works For and Against Your Performance
And a second article at Precision Hydration by Sports Scientist Abby Coleman:
Why do athletes use caffeine?
Now, it's time to go get that afternoon cup o' jo...or not?
Coach B.L. is the head coach at BJL Coaching and an avid racer and cycling enthusiast himself.