On the flip side, drinking too much water is just as bad. I live in Florida and in July, I went on a 47 mile bike ride, I drank too much mater and my legs locked up tighter than the doors at Ft. Knox. I had 7 miles to go to get back to my house and I almost called my wife to come and pick me up. I was able to loosen up my quads where I could get over the last bridge on the route and was able to make it home, but not without a massive amount of whining on my part. It was really hot and humid and I over hydrated. I thought I had filled my water pack with some HEED, but it was just plain water and I did not take enough electrolytes pills during my ride.
Plain and simple, I just ended up sweating out any and all electrolytes I had in my system and was in complete pain by the time I got home. I lost 8 lbs on that ride from all the water I lost and had a headache something fierce.
- 10/22/2008 2:37:53 PM