Decrease in total distance traveled in a time trial (PM
) performed 6 h after an initial time trial (AM
). During the recovery period between AMex and PMex nutritional interventions included early post exercise carbohydrate + protein supplements (C+P) and a later solid meal and early carbohydrate supplement (CHO) and a later solid meal. *The performance decrement in C+P is significantly less than in CHO (p ≤ 0.05).