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Some days it just seems a struggle

suzybsuzyb Posts: 3,449
edited September 2011 in Commuting chat
Took advantage of working from home on this nice day to go out for a ride this morning.

Felt fine the first 5 miles (in hindsite probably due to a tailwind), stopped to munch a slice of Soreen before I ran out of energy and set off again. After then, for the rest of the ride I felt like I was riding through treacle. I just couldn't seem to pedal.

And then I made the mistake of taking the main road back into town so had the wind in my face. It was only a few miles but it felt so much longer.

I always feel a bit like I'm struggling when out, especially on any upward incline or into the wind. But I usually have periods where I feel good as well. Today just seemed to be a struggle from start to finish :(

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  • Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Some days it's just hard work for no real reason.

    At least you know the next ride will probably be better!
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    You need bigger wheels :wink:
  • TorvidTorvid Posts: 449
    days like that it's just nice to be outside

    could be worse you could be stuck in the windowless room they banish me to in work.
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  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.

    So you had a multiple bonk
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Rich158 wrote:
    Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.

    So you had a multiple bonk

    Pics or it didn't happen.
    Wait, what are we talking about here?
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  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    Rich158 wrote:
    Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.

    So you had a multiple bonk
    I didn't know malt loaf had that effect on women.....
    MTB/CX

    "As I said last time, it won't happen again."
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    bails87 wrote:
    Rich158 wrote:
    Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.

    So you had a multiple bonk
    I didn't know malt loaf had that effect on women.....

    But Nutella on it and you'll snare LiT
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  • bails87 wrote:
    Rich158 wrote:
    Ate too late perhaps so had the double bonk effect. No energy to begin with but also most available was going to the stomach to digest the soreen...

    It'll be more fun next time - you know it.

    So you had a multiple bonk
    I didn't know malt loaf had that effect on women.....

    we need more scientific data, to the bat cave!
    Le Cannon [98 Cannondale M400] [FCN: 8]
    The Mad Monkey [2013 Hoy 003] [FCN: 4]
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Getting a cold I'll bet
  • Wrath RobWrath Rob Posts: 2,918
    Unless you were hungry when you set off, I can't see why you need to eat after 5 miles. Your body should carry enough energy in your muscles for 1.5-2 hours of cycling, assuming you've not done anything to knacker yourself out already.

    As Bails87 said though, some days its just hard going.
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  • merkinmerkin Posts: 452
    Not enough butter on the soreen. You need enough butter to make a cardiologist weep. More butter!
  • jimmypippajimmypippa Posts: 1,712
    merkin wrote:
    Not enough butter on the soreen. You need enough butter to make a cardiologist weep. More butter!

    Suzyb comes from South Lanarkshire so that is a given.
  • suzybsuzyb Posts: 3,449
    Wrath Rob wrote:
    Unless you were hungry when you set off, I can't see why you need to eat after 5 miles. Your body should carry enough energy in your muscles for 1.5-2 hours of cycling, assuming you've not done anything to knacker yourself out already.

    As Bails87 said though, some days its just hard going.
    I was trying to make sure I didn't run out of energy. Maybe went a bit overboard though as I had 4 slice of toast before I left as well.

    I didn't have any butter on the Soreen btw. I couldn't be bothered waiting for the butter to soften after just being taken out the fridge. Perhaps that was my downfall.
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