So, Crazy Jim and I rode in the Tour of the Tucson Mountains (28 mile route) about two weeks ago. The more time passes, I seem to forget that I got some good exercise in with my friend and focus instead on the fact that I really screwed up my eating for this race. My lack of bike-nutrition caused horrible performance in the last 6-7 miles, rubbery legs when I got off my bike and (honestly) flickering "I'm-going-to-pass-out" vision. Until I ate a ham sammich and finally felt better. Good times with a friend, yeah okay kinda...but I wasted a good opportunity to really do well in this race. I thought I would crush this thing and ended up feeling like a total spaz.
I am now looking for reasons to get on the bike to blast past my plateau (and to beat Mrs. Clyde's iTouchallenge)! That woman really knows how to get to me.
Keep Riding Everyone!
P.S. By the way, when did everyone start hating Gwyneth Paltrow? Does she stab puppies or something? Did I miss the memo? I'm still on-board with her! Gwynnie, come over and have dinner with the fam. You look hungry.