Today I went BONKERS.
Unfortunately, not in a good way. Right now, I’m using ‘bonk’ as a general term. Technically, I’m not sure what happened on my bike other than under-nutrition. My run was poor due to overwhelmingly strong side stitches. Just a rough day in general.
Here’s what I’m taking out of today:
- Eat some stinking breakfast.
- SERIOUSLY eat breakfast.
- Take the day before into consideration – eat for fuel.
Even though today was pretty negative, I’m pretty pleased with the beginning splits from each workouts. Some nice PRs on my ride and a really good opening pace on my run. More importantly, however, I recognized my limitations on my ride today. I was super close to the top of Skyline, and not ONE thing seemed really bad – but a combination of factors made me realize something was wrong. I am so glad I listened to my intuition, because as I rolled to a stop, I became very uneasy. My balance faltered. I was dizzy in the same way as when I stand up too fast, and (poorly) laid my bike on the pavement. I sat down on the shoulder (fortunately, I happened to find a very wide spot), and literally just stayed put for about 10 minutes. One man asked if I was ok, and I knew the feeling would pass so I said yes – but it is nice to know that fellow riders are looking out for each other. I played it really safe on my descent, and even though I pass some of my favorite coffee shops on the route home, I knew it was a better idea to just cruise in and get some food in me.
Ugh. Oh well. Today was a practical learning experience, for sure.
Tomorrow is a long swim day! And I bet you can’t guess what I’ll be doing beforehand (hint: I’ll be eating breakfast).