Team Ride 1/3/10 Super bonk 98 miler

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It was good day/ bad day for me.   Started out feeling great but by the time we got out to Snohomish I was skipping turns.  Always a bad sign when you are only halfway through the ride.

We had a d-bag of a driver run up on us and slam on his brakes that just absolutely scared the crap out of me so I backed off and sat behind the pack.  I was shaking pretty bad and all I could think of was what happened the LAST time I got drilled by a car (and now I’m riding without health insurance)  It took me a few minutes to get myself under control to join the pack but it was game over.  My mind was elsewhere.  when we hit the rise at the end of Lowell, I exploded and knew it was going to be a long ride home.  My riding partners though just picked up the pace and we were drilling River Road (who doesnt?)  I sat at the back and wheel hopped but jumped in 3 times until I knew I was just hurting the cause so I just sat on and road the pack in.

The return trip was hell.  the second we hit Broadway I was off the back.  Luckily Neil was there too so we just traded pulls into Maltby where I started to feel better.  We ran into Jeff where the trail connects and Neil went east and Jeff and I road the trail until he pulled off at 40th then Cross-eyed Brian bonked HARD at Fremont.  I stopped at a 7-11 and got a snickers bar and a coke, my face was numb and I had a hard time pedaling.  By the time I got home I was shaking, full on body shivers and devoured the first food I saw.  French bread dipped in PB, a glass of water and a glass of whole milk.  Shower, warm clothes and a HUGE plate of sketti and meatballs followed as well as a can of Keystone Light (hell yeah!)  then it was legs up on the couch for 2 hours.

All I can say is “Holy crap”

Ride Route below

Bike – Windsor Rain 46-34 x 11-25

Breakfast – water, PB&J, string cheese and coffee

Ride Food – Large bottle of nuun, small bottle of Clff, 2 bags of shot blocks, snickers and a coke

weight – 173

10 ride

4 Responses to “Team Ride 1/3/10 Super bonk 98 miler”

  • two days back on the bike and you throw in a century. dude, that is the perfect way to really f*&$ up your training. best to take a couple days off and maybe spin 30-45 minutes on rollers at z/1 – if anything. bonking is about the worst thing you can do for recovery. next time drive to logboom! your powertap isn’t just for looks b! -DV

    Dustin — January 4, 2010 at 2:36 pm
  • I looked at it like a kick in the ass to get the system going. I feel surprisingly good this morning with the exception of my right hamstring and a sore lower back. I knew going in that I wasn’t gonna make the whole ride with the team.

    Looking back at my old training logs I used to drive to Logboom or at least Third Place Books to start that ride. I think I’ll get back into that or just turn around earlier.

    Average wattage was 186. It dropped 3 watts the last 12 miles :-)

    Brian — January 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm
  • great to see you out, brian. enjoy the journey back to fitness!

    justin — January 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  • whoa, dude take care of yorself. I don’t want you sick and blown come racing time.

    Tony — January 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm
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