Boy, did I screw up. Went out for a 40 mile ride after work yesterday. I knew I hadn't eaten well all day, or, rather, hadn't eaten hardly anything (2 pieces of chocolate cake and a Cliff bar). But I went out anyway.
It had been 3 days since my last race, but I soon found out that my legs and glutes hurt when I had to dig deep. "Oh, well," I though, "I'll just take it a little easy."
I arrived home just as the bonk arrived. What was worse? I was badly dehydrated and sick to my stomach. I took a shower and went to bed. I couldn't bring myself to eat or drink anything - the next mistake.
I had chills and sweats, rumbly stomach, severe exhaustion and felt terrible. I eventually choked down some rice, but couldn't manage even a half-bottle of water. I slept fitfully at best and awoke with a bad hangover.
I'm a little better this morning, but not much. I got half of a bagel down, a can of Coke and I'm working on a bottle of water. I have a feeling it may take a day to get over this.
Any similar experiences or advice?