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Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes: Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
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Chronic fatigue and long distances
Any of you long distance types wrestling with chronic fatigue?
I'm not asking for medical advice, medical diagnostics or medical therapy other than dietary manipulations.
I enjoy long distance riding. I've done distances of 100, 75, 68, and 65 miles within the past couple of years. These rides were done on a DF. Now I have a high racer bent and I suspect I'll be able to go longer once I get my 'bent legs'.
I also have, either by temperament or acquired factors, a low energy level.
For some reason the idea of dreaming big and aiming for PBP (next event, 2015, plenty of time to train) intrigues me. OTOH, I don't want to get weird about it. What I mean by that is, at 5' 10", slow, and with bad hands, I'll never play for the NBA. I realize there are some things that just aren't meant to be.
I'm not interested in HGH, DHEA, or any number of naturopathic or homeopathic therapies. As my body chemistries and hormone levels are fine (why, I'm almost in testosterone storm! My natural levels alone would disqualify me from the TdF
), hormonal supplements would not help. And no prion ingestion. I'll leave that for others.
If any of you wrestle with this and have overcome it, I'd love to hear your stories. I'm also willing to consider dietary management (I'm 210#) so I take it as a given that I should lose 20-30#.
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