may have overdone it today

GazK

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Wiltshire
So the original plan was to pick up my mate at Bradford on Avon, and then cycle to Bristol (30 miles) having lunch on the way. Then I get train home. Never done more than 30 before.

Anyway, we made it to Bristol in 2 hours 30, had lunch on the waterfront, and then foolishly decided to cycle back, at least as far as Bath. I made it back to Bath, despite annoying sidewind and significant rain, but by that point my a*** was saying "enough with the new Brooks!" and my legs weren't far behind. My mate was up for continuing along the canal, but I declined and got the train. The 3.5 uphill miles from Bradford on Avon station to my house just about finished me off, and I'm feeling a bit rough even now (2 hours later). Odometer showed 48.5 miles at the end.

What is the best thing to do when you've overextended - what to eat / drink, and when?
 

PK99

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Location
SW19
GazK said:
So the original plan was to pick up my mate at Bradford on Avon, and then cycle to Bristol (30 miles) having lunch on the way. Then I get train home. Never done more than 30 before.

Anyway, we made it to Bristol in 2 hours 30, had lunch on the waterfront, and then foolishly decided to cycle back, at least as far as Bath. I made it back to Bath, despite annoying sidewind and significant rain, but by that point my a*** was saying "enough with the new Brooks!" and my legs weren't far behind. My mate was up for continuing along the canal, but I declined and got the train. The 3.5 uphill miles from Bradford on Avon station to my house just about finished me off, and I'm feeling a bit rough even now (2 hours later). Odometer showed 48.5 miles at the end.

What is the best thing to do when you've overextended - what to eat / drink, and when?
Immediately on arrival home:Banana and half pint of milk whizzed into a smootie/shake

Shower

Tuna sanwich
 

madguern

Active Member
Location
Guernsey
Two methods were advised to me

1) Have a beer ! / or milk as this has restorative properties for the muscles accorded to the web and a few mags been reading lately

2) If legs are killing you try a cold bath ! This is also know to give the repair a kick start

I know my preference .....

Cheers


Rob
 
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GazK

GazK

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Location
Wiltshire
Thanks for all the ideas:

Smoothie - like
I already had a bath, but it was hot - I'm not in Eddie Izzard territory!
Tuna sandwhich -eww! Perhaps I could put the tuna in the smoothie to mask the flavour

But the winner so far is... beer. Just so happens I was thinking of that anyway - thanks for the scientific backup. Time to cycle to the shop... scrub that, where's the car keys?

PS I had a pint of guinness with lunch - cos it's good for you, not like the nasty lager my mate had.
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Drink SIS on the ride.

Sandwich of sardine and boiled egg mashed with mayo and black pepper on your return.
 

ASC1951

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Location
Yorkshire
GazK said:
But the winner so far is... beer. Just so happens I was thinking of that anyway - thanks for the scientific backup.
Unfortunately you need the sugar rather than the alcohol, so you are actually better with shandy.
 

Davidc

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Location
Somerset UK
If you live you should find that it's easier next time, easier still the time after that etc.

Soon you'll be doing B-on-A to Bristol and back, and nipping over to Chepstow while you're about it!
 
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GazK

GazK

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Location
Wiltshire
Globalti said:
Drink SIS on the ride.

Sandwich of sardine and boiled egg mashed with mayo and black pepper on your return.
Let me guess - black pepper is the secret ingredient? Is it what Lance would use? :becool:

Feeling much improved today - slightly stiff neck, but muscles fine and no longer need to sit on a cushion!
 
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GazK

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Location
Wiltshire
Davidc said:
If you live you should find that it's easier next time, easier still the time after that etc.

Soon you'll be doing B-on-A to Bristol and back, and nipping over to Chepstow while you're about it!
Feeling much better thanks. No muscle soreness unless I try to use the stairs!

I confess I did start routeing NCN4 from Bristol over to Severn Tunnel Junction on mapmyride tonight - was thinking of BoA to Brizzle in the am, then through to Wales in the pm, then train home. I stopped when I got to 20 miles and hadn't even reached the bridge :becool: Maybe in the autumn when my distance is up and my leather dented...
 

sayek1

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Location
Glasgow
I go for a pint of orange juice quickly followed by a pint of milk - both within 15-20mins of getting home after any ride - normally a 20mile each way commute.

Whilst I reckon I am getting fitter I have to say the above drinks seem to work - the next morning I have little (if any) soreness or tiredness. Saying that my hamstring is aching tonight, but I don't think that can be fixed by drinks.

Good luck.
 
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