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    MegadetH
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    Ive killed my legs!

    I rode a 34 mile run today. Started at 9:20am and finished at 3:35pm. It was in the Cohutta Wilderness area on a 17 mile turnout road. I bit off more than I expected by the time it was over. I took enough food, but was very low on GatorAid/water by the end. I got dehydrated pretty bad and the last 9 miles was all I could do to keep going. i had no choice though but to make it back to the car as I was alone. I didnt think 30 someodd miles would be bad, but I didnt relize how much climbing would be involved and how that would add up during the day. It was colder than i expected, the road was muddy all the way through which made peddeling tough. I now feel like I have the flu and my head is killing me. My legs are like jelly....I can barely walk. Im glad this happened as I now know what my limits are and can judge future rides alot better. Gotta get to bed!!
    Good ride all in all.

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    Tail End Charlie Ritehsedad's Avatar
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    Congrats!! 34 is your limit today. What will it be tomorrow? More I'm guessing, keep it up!!
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    Great ride! I might suggest a recovery ride when you get up to help with the DOMS effect.

    Just think how strong your legs will be next week.
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    MegadetH
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    Quote Originally Posted by edp773
    Great ride! I might suggest a recovery ride when you get up to help with the DOMS effect.

    Just think how strong your legs will be next week.
    Ill do that , Thanks!

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    Just imagine what you could have done, had you had the proper hydration.

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    I'll keep working towards that goal
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