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Historian's Cautionary Tales, 2010 Edition

Old 01-13-10, 10:41 PM
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Historian's Cautionary Tales, 2010 Edition

Continuing my habit of making bad choices on early season rides....... copied and expanded from my Facebook status:

"8 miles on bikes at the gym, harder and faster than I'd pushed before. I then completed a quarter mile on the elliptical before collapsing. Pride prevented me from falling on the floor at the machine, so I slowly walked to the locker room before falling on a bench. I suspect a combination of poor eating and hydrating today, a headache before starting exercise, and the leftovers from my chest cold. After resting a half-hour I felt better, and drove home without incident.

"Spent the day inside, not eating properly and not eating and drinking enough. (8 oz of non-fat yogurt between noon and 7 PM and some water was all I consumed.)I then made up for it between 7 and 9, having two meat and cheese sandwiches, two bottles of diet iced tea, a big cookie, and some sugar free mints over the two hours. Exercise during this time was shopping, nothing strenuous. I think I simply overate and became queasy from the food and tea jostling around in my belly as I pedaled at 15 MPH. Exercising with a headache wasn't the smartest thing I've done either. And while exercise helps expand my chest and clear out the leftover congestion in my lungs, I probably overdid it."

So guys, is my diagnosis correct, in your opinion?
 
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You are correct.
One sandwich with one tea would have been best.
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I think so.

Also, going forward, give yourself at least 5 minutes of warmdown after any all out cardio.

Also, if you're sick or recovering, ease back into things gently.

Like they say "Pride goeth before a fall." Sometimes that's literal, so be careful.

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So guys, is my diagnosis correct, in your opinion?
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Originally Posted by bigvegan
I think so.

Also, going forward, give yourself at least 5 minutes of warmdown after any all out cardio.

Also, if you're sick or recovering, ease back into things gently.

Like they say "Pride goeth before a fall." Sometimes that's literal, so be careful.
I'm notorious for too much, too soon. :-)
 
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Sounds like you right. Sometimes I get protein headaches. I try to eat a few peanuts then it will go away. You mite want to try it some time.
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During PT we found that if i did other exercizes for 10-15 between the bike and the elliptical, I did much better. When I went right from the bike to the elliptical, I could not even do 4-5 minutes... FFT
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If it were me, I would have eaten some additional protein with the yogurt (maybe a hard boiled egg). Yogurt does nothing for me except make me hungry about an hour later.
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I did a similar thing this week. I've been keeping to my diet pretty well since starting it a few weeks ago, but the other night I had a craving for spicy. I indulged in just a few hot wings - something I haven't touched in quite a while. Half hour later I went riding for about miles an it was (no joke) the hardest F-ing 5 miles of my life! What I have discovered is that although calories are the only number that matters for weight loss' sake, BALANCED NUTRITION makes one HELL of a difference in how your body feels!

Lesson Learned: Good In = Good Out Crap In = Well, you get the idea...
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Originally Posted by Redskin8006
If it were me, I would have eaten some additional protein with the yogurt (maybe a hard boiled egg). Yogurt does nothing for me except make me hungry about an hour later.
Not a bad idea. Peanut butter, however, would have been my choice instead of eggs. I generally skip eggs if I'm going to be around people in the next 14 hours or so.
 
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Originally Posted by The Historian
Not a bad idea. Peanut butter, however, would have been my choice instead of eggs. I generally skip eggs if I'm going to be around people in the next 14 hours or so.
Good point!!! I refer back to 10Wheels post about cliff bars.

The other thing I do with yogurt is add fiber like granola or some other cereal. Very filling and seems to even out the carb absorption. When I was in Munich, my favorite coffee shop had a dish called "Vital Breakfast". It was plain yogurt mixed with granola and fruit. It was filling to the point where I didn't need a large lunch.
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Originally Posted by Redskin8006
Good point!!! I refer back to 10Wheels post about cliff bars.

The other thing I do with yogurt is add fiber like granola or some other cereal. Very filling and seems to even out the carb absorption. When I was in Munich, my favorite coffee shop had a dish called "Vital Breakfast". It was plain yogurt mixed with granola and fruit. It was filling to the point where I didn't need a large lunch.
Reminds me of my morning breakfast, oatmeal with peanut butter and yogurt. I'd skipped breakfast that morning, of course.
 
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Originally Posted by The Historian
Reminds me of my morning breakfast, oatmeal with peanut butter and yogurt. I'd skipped breakfast that morning, of course.
Yep, nice balance of carbs/fiber, protein and fat. I'm a big believer in that.
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Originally Posted by Redskin8006
Yep, nice balance of carbs/fiber, protein and fat. I'm a big believer in that.
Also, I'd rather not eat oatmeal plain. :-)
 
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12.5 miles tonight on the bikes, plus lifting and stretching, with no problems aside from fatigue. But that's a good problem. :-)
 
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