So. . I ride 5 to 6 days a week on average. During the week my rides are usually 1-1.5 hours of interval work. The weekend I do my longer rides. Three weeks in a row I have had problems completing my rides and feel horrible. I live in Texas and have for 10 years so I have experience riding in the heat, etc. and am following what I have usually done regarding nutrition/hydration but it doesn't seem to be working. Here is what happened on Saturday:
Headed out around 10:30 am after having 24oz of tea, a cappuccino, 3 eggs and a full english muffin with butter and honey. Temperature is around 90. I had three 25oz podium chill bottles (2 with Skratch Labs and one with tea). I consumed 1 bottle an hour. 1 hour in I add a few Blocks. 1.5 hours in I ate a Honey Stinger Waffle and at 2 hour mark I had 1/2 of a CheerPack. By 2.5 hours in I was hurting. Sluggish, no energy, stomach ache (no cramping) and was having difficulty finishing. My performance for the day was good and consistent (other than the last 30 mins or so). By the end I had con sued all 75 ounces and was still down 7 pounds (started at 167 and ended at 160). For the next 24 hours I was shot. . .no energy, no appetite, aching. I had recovery drink and snacks when I ended.
This is pretty much how I have eat/drank since I started riding. My fitness level (and miles) this year is a 10% hire then usually at this point in the year.
Any ideas? I am having trouble drinking the 75% as it is. . not sure I can drink more without getting sick. Do I need to eat more?