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Old 03-06-09, 06:36 AM   #1
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Really bad bonk

Stupid mistake the other day. I basically went without food (other than two packets of oatmeal) from 7pm to 5pm the next day. Throw in a really hard sprint workout in the middle and that equals bad times.

Two days later I'm still recovering. I spent the whole day yesterday trying to shove down carbs and climb back out of the hole but I still feel like I have mono.

Any chance I'll be back for tomorrow's race?
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Old 03-06-09, 07:41 AM   #2
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been there. fight the urge to stuff everything you see into your mouth, it'll work against you, but DO eat today with a target of something like 70% carbohydrate, 15% protein, 15% fat.

I dont know the physiology behind it, but when I feel as you're describing, it seems like I crave sugar (more than I normally do) and am thirsty. So, I do best when I'm feeling this way by eating something every couple of hours that helps with both sugar and thirst, like an apple, orange, peach, etc. Also, if you didnt eat for a long while, I'll also bet you didnt drink enough water and have hydration deficit as well as caloric deficit. drink water, juice, gatorade, stuff that tastes good to you and can help you get the hydration, calories, and sugar levels balanced.

Good luck, and if you dont do well this weekend, chalk it up to learning.
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