Went on nice 205 mile ride back on Monday. By far it was the best average times I've seen ever for the first leg of the course I used. Normally it takes over 2 hours to get down there. Monday it took 1:53 to get there. I was surprised and I knew I was doing over a 19 mph average even though I didn't have a speedodometer on the bike. I make up a cheat sheet and take it with me that shows major stops and what time I should to get to each stops based on average speed.
The ride went well, the pavement could have been better in a few spots but I can't complain...it won't help any now that the ride is over. During A ride normally if I'm not drinking enough I'll start to feel it in the back...aka, the kidneys. They will start hurting. All I have to do is drink more water and the pain will go away. On occasion during long ride and even once on a short ride I've had another problem that I've asked about before and since I haven't been able to give the best discreption, I haven't been able to get the best help on what is causing that problem. I think it may be where I'm looking while I ride. I have been trying to change that while doing long rides and I haven't had the problem recently...thankfully.
Monday I came up with another problem. I think I know what happened in true reality but I'm hoping someone suggests something else. I thought I was eating plenty and drinking plenty.
i had averaged 17.36 mph. Not my fastes but it wasn't far from it being this early in the year and a lot of the ride I was much higher than that for average. It wasn't until the 168 mile mark that I finally feel below 18 mph. I haven't average 18 yet even for a lowly 100 miler.
As I got home I knew I was whooped. I don't remember a thing after I got home. I think I pretty changed clothes...at least I think I did, and went to bed. When I got up on Tuesday that's when the trouble began. Not only was I dizzy but my hands were also shaking(uncontrolably). I was out of it. I tried to eat breakfast HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I ended up braking the Corningware dish I had fixed oatmeal in. It feel off my lap when I snoozed back to sleep. I'm not sure if I had my legs crossed at the time...quite often I do when I sit, or it they were both flat on the floor. Given I felt asleep/dizzy/shaking I'm not surprised it ended up happening. As I remember back I felt it try to slip once and put it back in place...like an idiot. I didn't catch it the second time.
At some point in time during the day...in amongst sleeping most of it, I did step on the scales and saw I lost 10 pounds on the ride. Considering I was downing around 300 calories each hour I was surprised to see that much of a weight lost.
I know on one of the other long haul rides I also lost right around 10 pounds and I had no other effects than just feeling empty and a bit tired...no dizzyness or shaking. This time it really through me. I had a bit of both the shaking and "dizzyness" on Wednesday even. I still feel rundown. Granted I understand that thanks to the weight loss. I'm really surprised at how much weight I lost. I wasn't expecting that. Would the weight loss also cause the dizzyness and shaking or what else might cause it. I didn't notice the symptoms at all during the ride. It wasn't really until morning that I noticed the symptoms. Can anyone explain this>