Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bonking

Last night I set out to ride for a second consecutive night in a row. Earlier in the day I lifted weights but I thought I could make it through an easy spinning session of an hour if I gave myself enough recovery time. Normally, 3 hours is plenty of time but I guess it wasn’t last night.

As I started to ride I just didn’t have much kick left in my legs. This I understood but after spinning for 25 minutes I really started to get weak and jittery. I’ve felt this before occasionally on rides. It’s like my blood sugar was low or something and as I continued to ride I got weaker and weaker. I told myself that I wasn’t going to keel over or anything but if I could make it a little longer I could quit early. I ended up riding for only 40 minutes which was 20 minutes short of my goal but I think it was justified though.

After my ride I went downstairs and had a banana. That seemed to do the trick and I felt much better. This morning I’m feeling back to my old self again. I’m hoping to sneak a ride in tonight while the weather and sunlight are still lingering around. We’ll see how it goes.

1 comment:

Lizzylou said...

I know the feeling... kinda scary isn't it.