Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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Good job Man! It gets better. The discomfort is usually only for a ride or tow of longer length. If I do lots of 40 mile rides, then the first 50 will seem tough. That's why I like to stay on top of the distance. Usualy 50 atleast once a week. That keep everything else comfy.
As far as P&J, works well for me. I was feeling kind of low on a mtn climbing century. 60 miles in I felt like I was running out of gas. I swallowed a couple of P&J sandwiches. The final 20 mile climb was sweet!
One thing that works for me is eating something solid about 75% of the way into your ride. If I do 100 miles, I need to eat something at mile 65-70'ish. Then I can sprint at mile 90.
If I do a 50 mile ride, I'm fine with just about nothing onthe ride other than water. Over 60, some Gatorade and maybe a Clifbar. 100, I need something solid.
So figure your 62 mile is my 100. You might try eating something at mile 40. If you do, don't be surprised if you do the entire 100!
On some climbing centuries (10,000ft +), they serve turkey sandwiches. Geeze, those are the best turkey sandwiches I have ever had!
...You are not far from home, make it one of your turkey sandwich rest stops!