Off day?

contadino

Über Member
Location
Chesterfield
So I've done the same short route for the last 3 days. Sunday was lovely, yesterday I set a PB, today I could hardly make it round - I was struggling 100m from the start. So what gives?

Each day I've been up a ladder rendering all morning (so the same level of exertion), ate the same breakfast, same bike, similar weather.

Today I felt really weak. Shaking, confused (I thought my gears were broken but I was clicking the wrong trigger). Can't be distance as I regularly do 50km nowadays, and things felt weird just down the road.

Any ideas? Do I need to start carrying Jelly Babies? That would be the ideal advice. Cheers.
 

uclown2002

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Location
Harrogate
:popcorn:
 

Citius

Guest
If you set a PB yesterday, maybe your legs were a little fatigued today? Or were you just expecting to get faster and faster with each passing day?
 
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contadino

contadino

Über Member
Location
Chesterfield
Back to normal now, but I've spent the afternoon liming it at my desk. I had a sweet apple and plenty of water when I got home which seemed to help, but that could've been coincidence.

It's only a 15km circuit, so hardly long enough to break sweat.

I'm asking because I have a few big (for me) jaunts looming where I can't have an off day. It would ruin our group schedule.
 

matiz

Veteran
Location
weymouth
Ive done a fair bit of rendering up ladders over the years its a big strain on the legs constantly moving position it seems like you were running on empty when you got on the bike just eat some jelly babies or a bit of choccy 10 mins before you set off that should sort it
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
I always thought when you're pushing yourself, as we all do at times on the bike, any deficit in your health, a bit of a virus, lack of food, slight loss in general wellbeing etc, quickly shows.
It could just be your body dealing with a minor ailment that wouldnt really have bothered you much if you were sedentary..but the excercise has accelerated it all.
 
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