Posts Written OnAugust 14, 2015

Finally got my century in

Yesterday I successfully completed my (first) century, or 100 mile ride.   I guess it’s time I stop blaming any training deficiencies on my accident in May. Looking at different Ironman training plans, I’m only a week behind the recommended biking training schedule with this ride. (Swimming, ha! That’s something completely different.) I must say, the ride went quite well. My legs barely complained about the nearly six hours of effort while my my upper back pain, the bane of my rides, was manageable. Nutrition I was a bit surprised at the amount of nutrition I took in. Prior to my ride I popped one elete Tablytes and a few Race Caps (which I find extremely effective) to help keep my electrolytes in check. I also started with my standard downtube-mounted bottle full of Cytomax¬† and my BTA bottle with plain water, both of which were refilled with water twice…