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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by alexanduh View Post
BMI means nothing. cycling that far is ridculous. go see a nutrionist.

100km on the weekend is not really ridiculous.

If it has been a while since you have done a lot of distance...it sounds like you need food. Did you eat on the ride? If you were frequently putting in that kind if mileage, it would probably be possible without anything but if it has been a while, you gotta get calories in.

if the ride takes 3.5 hours, you will burn a ton of calories--probably more than your legs have stored--and you need to start eating before you feel like you need it.
post #17 of 22
I'm sure your "in-shape" but 23 BMI for a cyclist is high. You need to eat before you are hungry and ensure you are eating the right things. Follow the "drink your electrolytes, eat your calories" rule often while riding and see if it improves. I'm at the point where if do anything over 80km, I have to eat around the 50km mark or the last 10 miles are shit. If I eat correctly then I'm finishing really strong. I try to make sure I'm eating every hour past 2 hours of riding.
post #18 of 22
magnesium deficiency
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Blood test, blood test, blood test. Go to an endo. Explain your concerns. Get a full-ass panel done ASAP.

Bingo. Found out that after 15 years of stable thyroid levels I had gone somewhat hyper. Cut my meds down and have to wait 6ish weeks to find out if the new dosage is right. Results were sub-clinical but definately hyperthyroid. Great way to lose weight....from your heart muscle
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by velobran View Post
I'm sure your "in-shape" but 23 BMI for a cyclist is high.

You need to eat before you are hungry and ensure you are eating the right things. Follow the "drink your electrolytes, eat your calories" rule often while riding and see if it improves. I'm at the point where if do anything over 80km, I have to eat around the 50km mark or the last 10 miles are shit. If I eat correctly then I'm finishing really strong. I try to make sure I'm eating every hour past 2 hours of riding.

<shrug> 6' 170lbs. I'm not racing weight but I can still see my feet and Mr. Winkie when I look down.
post #21 of 22
For bicycle rides over 2 hours, I use Hammer Perpetuem during the ride and Nuun or Elixir tablets in water for electrolytes although I'm not a competitor.

Right after exercise, consider Hammer Recoverite or chocolate soy milk.

MinnMD
post #22 of 22
Cat 2, then you should know how to suffer through the bonk! Seriously though you may have just had a bad day.
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