Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tomorrow I plan to ride my bike for 110 miles, about 6 miles farther than I've ever gone on a bike. I've been riding for a decade now, but I must admit that I'm a bit intimidated by this distance as I've only ever eclipsed the 100 mile mark once before. But mostly, I'm excited to attempt something unusual and challenging for me.
Today, in order to get my body ready I plan to continue carb-loading. I'll eat to the top of my allotted cals for the day, eating well but eating lots of carbs. Hopefully this will serve me well tomorrow as my body will have plenty of quick burning fuel to burn, keeping me strong all the way to the end.
And as for eating tomorrow, I eat and drink every 15 minutes on the bike so that I consume 16 oz of gatorade (my preferred sports drink) and 1 energy bar (usually a Clif bar) per hour. I will also stop for lunch which will include plenty of carbs, but generally healthy.
So bottom line: I hope that eating well today will prepare me to ride strong tomorrow because I don't just want to finish--I want to finish strong!