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Old 07-04-12, 03:20 PM
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ah so thats what a Bonk is, i experienced this for the first time the other day. all i had to eat was a 6" chicken sub i went to the gym a 6.5 mile ride and worked my butt off on the 6.5 miles back it was about 1pm and 98 F here in Miami i was completely drained with 2 miles to go i had no energy at all i had to slow down and thank god when i reached my door step lol

i recently bought a Coleman back pack from walmart that has a 2L bladder it was ment for day hiking but its perfect for me since i can put all my gym stuff in it like extra clothes my lock for the locker and my bike lock while hopefully having enough water to keep me hydrated in the Florida summer heat
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Old 07-04-12, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SkippyX View Post
Well....in all fairness I would have mainlined some french fries, but I couldn't find my needle.
I've known those kinds of days LOL
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Old 07-04-12, 03:48 PM
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Hard to say exactly what happened, lots of factors in play, but it sounds like you may be just close enough to the edge nutrition-wise that a small variance (or a confluence of other factors (weather, ride the night before, sleep, etc) threw you a curve. Not going to beat you up over the breakfast, it is what it is. I do think that I'd replace either the juice or the Monster. Maybe keep one, but replace the other with fruit, yogurt, oatmeal or cereal. That will give you a little more substance & help to level out your energy a bit.

I'd also grab a Clif shot or something similar & throw it in your seat pack. That way if you bonk again, you have some quick energy to hit to get you to work.
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Old 07-05-12, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SkippyX View Post
The humidity is horrible right now, that's for sure. I can wring my shirt out when I get to work.

Yesterday I ate lunch (turkey sandwich on 12 grain bread, bowl of Chunky soup) @ noon, did 20 miles home (left work @ 5:00 p.m.), drank some water and a sport drink (walmart brand gatoraid), loaded up the bike rack w/ my wife's bike and mine, went to a MUP and we did 6.5 miles. When I got home from that I nuked two Earl Campbell's hot links, wolfed those down and went to bed an hour later.

This morning, a Monster and a glass of cranberry juice - then out the door.
Cold cut turkey, canned soup, "engergy/sports" drinks, and hot links? Check the sodium levels on all that junk. If this is your normal diet you may have just been dehydrated from consuming too much sodium while sweating a lot.
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Old 07-05-12, 09:14 AM
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I'd go with dehydration or something else, rather than bonking. If you were pushing your physical limits for an hour, bonking would be a more probable explanation, but at the distance you rode, unlikely.
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Old 07-05-12, 10:23 AM
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Skippy, I suggest that you live up to your moniker and eat a PBJ before you head out in the morning. While you're at it, do yourself a favor and throw in some potassium & protein by washing it down with a glass of milk.
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Old 07-06-12, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SkippyX View Post
I understand. My wife is the same way. She is also a diabetic. One of the reasons she wanted a bike was to help combat the diabetes/keep the sugar under control.
You said you tested non-diabetic at the doctors. Was that the fasting glucose test where they track you all day? Soda can be a killer to your sugar regulation.

Just for grins, if your wife uses a blood glucose meter to monitor her sugar, have her help you and test yourself for a few days.
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Old 07-06-12, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
You said you tested non-diabetic at the doctors. Was that the fasting glucose test where they track you all day? Soda can be a killer to your sugar regulation.

Just for grins, if your wife uses a blood glucose meter to monitor her sugar, have her help you and test yourself for a few days.
Sure, why not.

I'll give it a go.
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