So I did my first century yesterday. First 75 were what I thought they would be. Relatively easy. Did not ride beyond myself.
The last 25 were hell. Got the nausea that comes from eating at the last check point, the heat, the exhaustion. I got the same thing that someone else had mentioned before--I could not shift. I had to shake my hand to get it to function. My heart rate was up and stayed up. But I finished it--in around 7hrs 15 of ride time.
The worst thing was that I lost the use of my thumbs last night. There were shot. I have never had that happen before. The nerves were not functioning. It was actually pretty funny, I had a hell of a time getting my car key out of the ignition.
But my real question is do I ride today? I feel okay. My legs are tired (not sore), my morale is not the greatest. (I am wondering "so now what?" since this has been my life for the last 4 months.) I don't love Precious right now. Though I feel I should get Precious a gift for carrying me over 2,500 miles in 4.5 mos. Any suggestions?
(Oobviously my mental state has been effected by the century--I did not mean to put this under training & nutrition-oops!)