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2013-10-14 1:28 AM


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Subject: help on my bike training
saturday i went on a bike session of about 100km and 1800m of total level (sorry for my bad english), i was doing good but at about 75km...lights out! suddenly and completely! i felt like no energy left, legs became "soft", every time i blinked my eyes i had a little blurred vision and i was seeing little dots around, and then i was experiencing some nausea.
i must say i'm not a good cyclist, i bought the bike on february and have a total of about 1600km in my legs. sure i need to train more but, could also be a problem in my food intake? 'till that point i had 1 energy bar and 1 energy gel. stopped for a coffee and than lights out.
any help is useful. thank you


2013-10-14 3:45 AM
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Subject: RE: help on my bike training
I am not an expert but that sounds like you ran out of fuel.

What did you eat, other than the energy stuff and the coffee, before you set out to ride a 100k?

Edited by Rollergirl 2013-10-14 3:47 AM
2013-10-14 3:50 AM
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Subject: RE: help on my bike training
i had breakfast with 3 slices of pancarre (white bread) and jam, and a yogurt with cereals.
it was at 8 a.m., and we started the training at 10-10:20 am
2013-10-14 8:04 AM
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Subject: RE: help on my bike training
Sounds like either a "bonk" or dehydration could also be a factor depending on fluid intake. On longer rides however, it isn't uncommon to experience a few "ups" and "downs" physically. A short break of 10-15 minutes can sometimes do wonders for your energy level.
2013-10-14 8:50 AM
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the fact is that it happened right after a short break. i don't think it was dehidration because i am prone to it so i had 2 bottles, water and sodium+potassium in the other, and tried to drink often
2013-10-14 9:18 AM
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Subject: RE: help on my bike training
100k ride?

1 bar and 1 gel?

way too little nutrition. For a ride of that length... 200cal/hr is probably on the low end. Probably way too little hydration too. I go through 2 bottles in an hour usually.


2013-10-14 11:40 AM
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thank you, i have to step up my food intake so. usually o try to measure liquid intake because sometimes i drink but i feel my stomach full of water while feeling thirsty
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