As posted elsewhere, I completed my first Century last Saturday, an intense 6000' 100 mile journey. I didn't feel too bad at all when we finished. Had a pasta meal, then dinner an hour later! My body has been mostly okay since then, with only the most minor of soreness at all, certainly nothing that would keep me from doing anything else.
What I have experienced is overall fatigue, mental fuzziness, dizzyness and a general blah feeing. Practically wanted to crawl home from work yesterday. Couldn't help my 10 year old with her homework so my wife had to do it....(okay, I really could have helped her but used this as a fine excuse not to!).
As my wife pointed out, although I had trained for many weeks for this event, I never did get more than 50 miles or 3-1/2 hours in any one session. The Century was twice that distance and time and perhaps it takes more out of us than we realize. At least that's what I'm hoping!
So here we are 2-1/2 days post-ride and still recovering. I'm eating leftover Sharkies right now. Anyone else have these experiences?