Now that hurt – again

Often goals get amended or cast aside altogether so a completed goal is noteworthy.  At the beginning of the year I set a few goals, among them losing 11 pounds ( no refrigerator in my tent in Colorado = weight loss ) and I wanted to do a double century with a better than 17.6 speed average.  With no real plans this past Saturday I decided to pedal up to Portland again.  The day started out great, nice weather, legs feeling good and I was eating like I should.  Didn’t drink enough again but that didn’t seem to get to me ( ~60 ounces for the first 100 miles ).  At mile 99.6 I get a flat tire, manage to get the inflation up to 50 until mile 135 where at the Exeter Cycle shop I get to use a real pump.  My stomach revolted against Cytomax & the Heed that I brought for the whole second half.  I hate regurgitating on my bike.  With that I changed nutrition plans midway and rather than sugar water had 1/2 Subway, 2 sodas, 2 orange juices and 1 GU for the second half.  One the brighter side, my legs felt good the whole day but by the end I was depleted.

One response to “Now that hurt – again

  1. I forgot to mention that I managed an 18.1 average speed for the trip. Since then I’ve been trying to figure out what nutrition plan works for me but so far.. I’ve got nothing.

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