I have a century in 2 weeks, and I am up to 65 miles at this point and time...so I think I am good for malking the ride. I did have something happen today that has not happened before since I started riding...and that is my feet started to kill me today! I rode 65 miles last week, and had no issues...and the reason that I did not go any further today was due to 20-30mph winds, humidity at 78%, and at 6am this morning the heat index was 85 degrees...and the biggie was that I had already gone through 92 ounces of water in 3.5 hours and I had none left.
I know that runners experience swelling in their feet when they run long distances, so I stopped at one point because the feet hurt so bad. I loosened up the straps on the shoes, and gave them a quick massage and I was good for another 15 miles before they started to hurt again...right where the cleats lock into the peddles. Could it had been a hydration issue, heat, or ?
I was taking HEED for the first 2 hours, drinking every 15 minutes along with endurolytes. After the 2-hour period I was using Sustained Energy with the endurolytes. I would appreciate any ideas that you might have, and the only variable that has changed was a new pair of cycling socks.