Friday, April 06, 2012
Today's bike ride: 19 miles. Ended up very rubber-legged at the end, but that was at least partially hydration issues. When I finally stopped to drink because I couldn't climb the hill out of the valley, I basically emptied my entire quart bottle without any problem. That's when I realized that, even though it's not hot yet and even though I don't notice how much I'm sweating, I am not handling this hydration thing well. Part of that is coordination. I cannot for the life of me drink out of a water bottle at speed. So I end up not drinking. Which is why I'm asking for a Camelbak hydration system for my birthday, preferably in high-visibility yellow.
I am really dedicated to this biking, but I have to be smart about it, too.