I've been having trouble in 'the middle' of my last few centuries. Nutrition has been off. Hydration too. Mentally I sort of zone out.
I've been feeling strong through mile 50... then until about mile 75 or so I'm in some sort of no-mans mental zone. Yesterday I felt better as soon as I turned North and faced the dreaded headwind full on ... and even though I was crawling home - I felt mentally and physically better. Odd. Maybe the adrenaline of fighting mother nature?
Anyone else have this happen on long rides? I noticed it on last seasons brevets that I would suffer around the middle to 4/5ths and then would recover a bit.
Any thoughts about overcoming it?
I've tired the bit about snacking - but it hasn't seemed to help - only upset my stomach.