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Old 05-29-08, 11:35 AM   #1
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The biggest problem when you hit some form is...

You're no longer particularly tired, or hungry for that matter, after a 5:40 ride.

Maybe it's just me, but I kind of enjoy overindulging the eating and lounging after a long day in the saddle.

Time to HTFU?

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Old 05-29-08, 11:36 AM   #2
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Eat less during your ride and you'll be both tired and hungry afterward. Problem solved, no HTFU required.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:38 AM   #3
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Go faster. I can bury myself in 45 minutes if I feel like it. Let alone 5:40.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:40 AM   #4
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There's nothing incorrect about my previous post.
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Old 05-29-08, 11:40 AM   #5
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intentionally bonk.
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Start racing in charity rides... Win some charity rides... Then let's talk about "form".
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Old 05-29-08, 11:47 AM   #7
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Meh. I've done a ton of rides longer than 5 minutes and 40 seconds without feeling particularly tired or hungry afterwards. I've never had the form to ride over 5 hours without feeling beat to death.
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Old 05-29-08, 12:31 PM   #8
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Start racing in charity rides... Win some charity rides... Then let's talk about "form".
Exactly. Until you win the fibo, you ain't squat.

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I've never had this problem you speak of. I'm tired and hungry just from putting on my kit.

I need to sleep and eat more.
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A follow up to WR. What is this thing form? Of it, I have no knowledge.
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I would just love to have 5 hours to spend in the saddle. Trying to find that block of time would lead me to be both hungry and tired.
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Old 05-29-08, 12:48 PM   #12
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Exactly. Until you win the fibo, you ain't squat.

What if you race and drop everyone on the MUP? Does that count?
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Old 05-29-08, 12:50 PM   #13
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who couldn't?

that wasn't the goal of the day (that was yesterday). today was about sitting in the saddle, getting ready for 8-9 hours of pain.
THAT looks like fun!

I did a 9 hour ride recently. I had to put my SLR saddle in mothballs after that.
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Old 05-29-08, 12:53 PM   #14
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Continue indulging. You can change your BF user name to tubby....
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dude, i'm already easily 10lbs overweight. that's the benefit of living in the netherlands. weight doesn't really matter.
Well skip the Tubby and go straight to Fatty. My last race of the summer is on June 15th, I'm going straight to In n Out for a Double Double and shake.....
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Old 05-29-08, 01:12 PM   #16
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How's this for an eating disorder: I bonked today, and in recovery, I'm taking in as many calories as I can, but I walk past the Coke machine because I don't want to risk gaining any weight. Yeah, the Coke will do it . I just ate 6 pieces of pizza, 14 Oreos, and an Apple, and I'm worried about a Coke?

The bonk came seemingly out of nowhere (no bonks since Feb or so, had a great breakfast, a snack 1h before the ride, duration was only 1:20, etc.).

<grumble>

Yeah, so I just went and grabbed a Coke too
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Denied the sweet, earned reward. I hate that.
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I just ate 6 pieces of pizza
Gave up on sodium restriction eh?
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Did a solo 5.5 hrs a couple of weeks ago during which
my derailler hanger loosened 60 miles into it and legs protested the last 40
So when I got home
tired-check
hungry-check
pissed at legs and bike-check

basically too many 40-50 mile bombfests and not enough long 80-100 mile stuff.
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Old 05-29-08, 02:48 PM   #20
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Time to HTFU?
No, sounds like it's time to EIWIL - Enjoy it (fitness) while it lasts.
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Gave up on sodium restriction eh?
I roll my own... sauce and dough from scratch (wife makes the sauce, I make the dough and assemble). Cheese.... yeah, well, my BP is normal with meds

Seriously though, it's the best pizza in town. We're popular dinner hosts.
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Old 05-29-08, 03:15 PM   #22
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man i hope to find this out one day
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Old 05-29-08, 03:54 PM   #23
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i wish i knew what it felt like to not be hungry.
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I've been getting up real early all week to train before work. Plus, I've been training someone at work so I haven't snacked like I normally do (all day). Today my urge to indulge was so powerful I couldn't ignore it.
Hopefully, most of this will go to replenishing my muscles and such.
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No, sounds like it's time to EIWIL - Enjoy it (fitness) while it lasts.
+1 (and I did read the rebuttal)

"Form" is fleeting. It is like the baseball player that gets on a "hot" streak. Sooner or later comes the "slump".
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