I once said biking was fun, easy on the joints but I was wrong. Hayter’s Gap, a 4 mile climb with 6% degree of difficulty, made me want to cry. It made me hurt in all the places I am weak- left knee, IT band, hips. I can’t believe it knew exactly where I needed to improve. I’m also 100% sure the reason for me being slow has nothing to do with my fitness but my severe lack of nutrition. I am burning over 3000 calories daily and barely consuming 1000, all of which is likely carbs. I am eating nuts, berries, and granola bars like a squirrel but it’s not enough. Fortunately, today we have a new rider who joined us who is vegan. He is giving me some supplements to try.
The only fun thing today was I went down a descent at 40 mph.
Sleeping today in a church – shower today entailed walking through a garden to get to the hose. Washed hair and action wipes again.
All else is ok – all limbs attached and still working.
Looking forward to an easy day, low mileage tomorrow.