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    Did my first "long" ride in quite some time.

    Today I rode 10 miles on the local lake-side MUPS and set a new personal best.... 12mph avg, total riding time 50 minutes. I haven't ridden this route in a long time but used to ride it quite regularly. I'm currently at 400+ lbs and all previous rides were in the 300-350 lb range.

    My biggest problem, by far, was foot pain. I'm using basic BMX pedals and wearing regular Crocs. I've been saying I need to get some better riding shoes but for the 1-3 mile neighborhood rides I've been doing, I've been okay so I haven't really looked into new shoes. I had to stop three times and take several minutes off the bike to let the fire in my feet extinguish. Has anyone else had this problem and solved it? I'm not interested in bicycling shoes and/or clipless systems. Been there, done that, didn't work. I'm interested in a WIDE shoe that will work well to minimize this foot pain.

    Also, is it possible to bonk several hours after a ride? I rode the 10 miles fasted and drank 20 oz of water during the ride. I drank about a liter more after the ride and ate two small sausage burritos. Several hours later I took a nap and slept very fitfully and woke up feeling completely wiped out. One of the worst feelings of my life. I ate several wafer cookies and thought I felt a little better and then went and go some fried rice and ate it and now I definitely feel better.
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    Wish I had answers, but I don't.

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    Get some Good foot support and exercise much much more.

    Walking is good exercise.

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    If I were you, I would try something other than Crocs. Try some hiking shoes or running shoes for better support.

    It's going to take a while to get your stamina up and get comfortable on the bike, but you have to reach those goals before you can reach loftier goals like significant weight reduction. Keep at it and have FUN; you'll make it!

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    Congrats for getting out there. Every time yuo work out, you're doing better than sitting on the couch.
    In the past two years, I've dropped from over 300 to 168. My recommendation would be to focus on daily rides or walks that you can gradually increase in duration and intensity. The occasional hour long exercise session is great, but daily 10-20 minute sessions will do more to improve your overall fitness in the long run.

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    I'd chalk up the fitful sleep to the sausage burritos.

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    10 miles ain't no joke. That's a pretty good ride for a big guy wearing crocks! I had to "build up" to ten miles. I'm barely past that now. Good job Mate.
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    Congrats on ten miles!! Do it as often as you can until it seems like just a casual ride. I just wear running shoes on the bike and it works fine, socks are more important. Nutrition is the key, combine it with riding and you'll be amazed at your progress. Enjoy the ride.

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    I have been wearing a pair of Skechers relaxed fit shoes. Not something I bought for riding just what I had. They have a really flat sole and the tread really sticks to the pedals. I am sure there are better riding shoes but these are working really well for me. And kudos to you for getting out there and doing what you can. Figure out how to stop the pain so its more fun and don't give up!

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    Good and supportive athletic shoes are a good thing!

    I couldn't image pedaling 10 miles (as a big man) in Crocs, sandals, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corwin1968 View Post

    Also, is it possible to bonk several hours after a ride? I rode the 10 miles fasted and drank 20 oz of water during the ride. I drank about a liter more after the ride and ate two small sausage burritos. Several hours later I took a nap and slept very fitfully and woke up feeling completely wiped out. One of the worst feelings of my life. I ate several wafer cookies and thought I felt a little better and then went and go some fried rice and ate it and now I definitely feel better.
    Congrats on your ride!

    I call this "Bike Coma". After I finish a ride where i have pushed myself to a new milestone, (first time I rode 25 miles, first time I rode 32, etc) all I want to do is eat a lot and then lay on the sofa and sleep. I don't know how to avoid it, other than to continue improving your overall fitness.
    Not sure if you were experiencing something different (maybe related to BP, etc), so be careful and maybe check with your Dr if necessary.. Try not to feed the coma with food so you don't undo your hard work.

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    I started getting a scratchy throat within hours of finishing the ride and yesterday I had a fever, scratchy throat and cough. No fever right now but I'm medicated so we'll see what the day brings.

    I appreciate all the words of encouragement. It wasn't that long ago that this same 10 mile ride would have left me on top of the world instead of on the couch in a stupor. As soon as I'm well, I'll be back on the bike. I went to Skecher's website and liked the look of their shoes. Something slip-on, fairly wide and stiff-soled.
    Currently riding a 2013 Handsome Devil custom build and an early 90's Specialized Rockhopper Single-Speed.

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    good job on the distance ridden. I have had the same situation with my feet when using normal pedals. The problem is not necessarily the shoe but the support underneath. I rode a mtb with normal pedals once using my running shoes and they were killing me. It does not happen when I ride my single speed that have bmx type pedals, very wide platform pedals. Maybe you can try those. Most of the time I use spd cleated shoes but that is another story.

    good luck

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