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Long rides are definitely getting easier!  And not a moment too soon – my 100-mile ride for the Livestrong Foundation is May 23!  Yippeeee!


I finished 56 miles in 4:06.  I wanted to ride farther and longer, but I had to make it home for a 1 PM conference call.  I was relieved to get out of the heat anyway – it’s 90+ degrees out there!


The few changes I made to this ride were all around successful!


I brought more food:



As well as more liquid calories + electrolytes in the form of Gatorade.


All that energy definitely kept me more than satisfied on the bike.  I stopped at Mile 20, 30, and 40 to eat the Goo and peanut butter sandwich, and I drank the Gatorade after I finished the water in my CamelBak.  I must admit the Gatorade worked wonders!  My sweat wasn’t as salty as normal!


The ride itself was pretty uneventful and boring, but that’s what you get when you circle the same 12-mile loop 4 or 5 times.


As mentioned, I took a few untimed rest breaks under the shade of the highway.  I definitely have learned that it’s important to get off the bike and stretch every now and then… although I hate starting back up because my legs go all numb and tingly!


I’m still experiencing slight knee pain when I get over 40 miles.  I read some research on that suggested that knee pain in the front means your seat is too low, which is a definite possibility because my bike is very small.  But I can’t raise the seat up any higher because the stem isn’t long enough.  Any other ideas?


Final statistics:


  • Distance: 56.0 miles
  • Duration: 4:06:18
  • Average MPH: 13.4 mph
  • Calories Burned: Approximately 2,100 (and about 900 consumed on the bike)


Came home and laid on my floor for a while with James.


Refueling has been kind of difficult.  I’m experiencing the dreaded post-cardio nausea that I sometimes get after long endurance workouts.  It gets worse if I don’t eat anything at all, so I’m trying to go slow.


Green Monster + protein (1 cup almond breeze, 1 banana, 1 scoop brown rice protein powder, and 2 cups spinach):


Roasted small potato + cauliflower drizzled with a balsamic reduction:


Off to get some work done since I played all morning long!


PS – Really fun to read all the blog plugs from this morning!  Can’t wait to check everyone out later.


What’s your favorite way to fuel before a workout and refuel afterwards?  Do you ever suffer from post-workout nausea, too?  What is it triggered by?  I usually get it in hot, hot, hot weather!



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 4, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Well done on the ride – awesome!!
    I don’t get sick after a long workout unless it’s very hot, and I’ve only had that once or twice. But I do just totally lose my appetite – normally I’ve planned what I’ll eat, so I just ignore myself and eat it anyway. I think re-fueling after a workout is one of those times when you have to go with your head over your stomach!!
    Green monsters (packed with cereal, milk, banana, spinach…) always go down a treat 😀
    Have a lovely afternoon!

  • Amanda May 4, 2010, 2:20 pm

    Nice ride! I got that nausea for the first time ever yesterday! I pushed really hard … wish I had a banana or a gatorade in the car waiting for me. Potassium helps ALOT with nausea.

  • alli May 4, 2010, 2:21 pm

    congrats! what a great ride!

  • Mary May 4, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I almost always feel nasueated after working out for long periods in the heat especially. I just take it slow and nibble lightly to re-fuel then when my tummy calms down after a while I eat more and refuel better. 🙂

  • Diana May 4, 2010, 2:28 pm

    I’ve never felt nauseated, fortunately. But my workouts aren’t as long as yours! Glad you had a good ride, that’s awesome. You know, all this talk makes me wanna learn how to ride a bike (yeah, I don’t know how to ride a bike ahah). I’ve actually been thinking about this for a while but this makes me want it even more 🙂

  • Kara M. May 4, 2010, 2:30 pm

    I’m actually so jealous of your training right now. A century is in my future, just not the near one.

    My favorite before workout fuel is usually an energy bar of some kind. I’m big on the gatorade during longer rides though. I think it prevents the post workout nausea, I just figured was caused by low blood sugar or something??? I wonder what causes it??

  • Natalie @ Keep It Sassy May 4, 2010, 2:35 pm

    Girl, you kicked some major butt!

    Work-out related nausea is a pretty big problem for me, unfortunately. I get it from heat relatively easy, but the biggest issue in the spring is from my allergies. This is kind of gross, but when my sinuses drain into my stomach I always feel really sick, especially if I’m working out or I have an empty stomach. Bananas or crackers help a lot! And then once I’ve settled down again I can eat some actual post-workout fuel.

  • Meghan@traveleatlove May 4, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I have terrible post workout nausea. It lasted for 3 DAYS after my last marathon. It was so sad to not want to eat!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 4, 2010, 2:35 pm

    if i ever have post-workout nausea it’s usually b/c i wasn’t prepared for heat all that well. i always have some sort of nut-butter something about 30-45 minutes before i workout!

  • Sana May 4, 2010, 2:35 pm

    I totally get post work out ick. Esp when I sprint to finish, I need to walk around and sip and spit water b4 I feel normal.

  • Lisa May 4, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Good job resting in the shade. Sometimes I just don’t think about stuff like that.

    When my BF and I go for long bike rides, we have a big breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast and turkey sausage. It’s pretty good. We use GU and electrolyte drinks during the ride, and chocolate milk or a recovery shake after the ride.

  • Angela (ohsheglows) May 4, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Now I know why I have knee pain- my seat is too low. Thank you!!! I think Eric mentioned this but I forgot. Im a chicken and hate putting my seat up high, lol.

    Great ride today!

  • Tina May 4, 2010, 2:36 pm

    I sometimes have post workout nausea if it was a really intense workout. But more often I just lose my appetite. Although, none of my workouts are quite as serious as what you just endured. Good job on the ride and hope the conference call went well. 🙂

  • Kelly May 4, 2010, 2:36 pm

    I don’t often get post work out nausea except when it’s really hot and I’m sweating a lot. I definitely have to make sure to drink liquids! I really don’t know how you are doing these long bike rides. I was bored on my 22 milers!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 4, 2010, 2:37 pm

    Before, nutbutter and fruit always do the trick for me! Sometimes the same with after, too – tho I usually do a protein shake.

  • Katie - Life Discombobulated May 4, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Congrats on the long workout! I’m sure you’ll be more than ready for the Century!

    I experience post workout nausea if I push really hard. So, after a tempo run, mile repeats, or a hard long run. I try to get down some Endurox for the carb/protein recovery balance, then stick to a few, small, simple carb snacks, like a bagel, that will calm my stomach so that I can eat the right stuff later. I really don’t enjoy the feeling because after a hard workout, my favorite thing to do is EAT! 🙂

  • Sam (My Sugar Obsession) May 4, 2010, 2:41 pm

    favorite pre-workout feul: two slices of ezekiel bread + peanut butter + honey + banana. so good.

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) May 4, 2010, 2:41 pm

    My fiance and I both have had issues with post-workout nausea. For me, it’s usually caused by not eating enough earlier that day–like if I work out at 5 pm, and eat a small breakfast, I get sick. For him, it’s something with his electrolytes, so he drinks Gatorade about half an hour BEFORE he works out. Good luck!

  • Maya May 4, 2010, 2:42 pm

    I read on your tweets that you didn’t enjoy Pride and Prejudice. Try this This American Life iPhone app. It only costs 3 dollars and you get 15 years worth of TAL shows. Each one is an hour long and they are so good! I love it for long car rides or any lengthy amount of time in the kitchen, so I think they’d be good for bike rides, too. And way cheaper than buying loads of audio books!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 4, 2010, 2:43 pm

    I love having a bagel thin with peanut butter and a banana pre workout, and then having a green monster afterwards. The smoothie always cools me off quickly and gives me lots of carbs and protein to recover.

  • Amanda May 4, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I definitely feel funny after a long, hard workout. Favorite way to fuel beforehand is oatmeal or toast with pb and banana. Afterwards, I tend to tolerate really plain carbs for the first few hours, and then I can eat more normal food! After a 10 mile race this weekend, they gave out soft pretzels (in Philly), which were perfect!

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story May 4, 2010, 2:49 pm

    Good ride! I love to lay on the floor with my Chaser too! 🙂

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething May 4, 2010, 2:50 pm

    great job Caitlin! you really are getting quite good on the bike 🙂

  • Trish May 4, 2010, 2:52 pm

    You totally rock! WOW! To ride that far is amazing. To do it in the heat- I’ve no words!!

  • Sarah May 4, 2010, 2:57 pm

    Hey Caitlin!

    Glad to see you seem to be feeling better. I was talking to some friends this weekend and we were all a little off and wondering if the humidity had something to do with it?

    Anyway – what do you do with your hair when you bike? I have a lot of hair and my usual twist for running doesn’t work with a helmet.

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 2:59 pm

      i either do one long and low braid down the back or two low braided pigtails. i like pigtails the best!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 4, 2010, 2:58 pm

    I’m so jealous, I wish I could do my long workouts during the week. Especially since we’ve been getting the worst weather on the weekends lately 🙁

  • Heather May 4, 2010, 2:58 pm

    yes on the nausea! def more so on long runs in the heat, when i am hot I don’t feel like eating anything. seems to be anything over 8 miles in 90+ degree weather for me.

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) May 4, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Awesome job! I def. experience “long run nausea” afterwards 😕 It always helps when I get food in my system asap but if I don’t re-fuel completely that day then I don’t sweat it cuz you can always make up for it the day after!

  • Rachel May 4, 2010, 2:59 pm

    If you feel very nauseaus after a hot workout, make sure when you refuel you’re having something that is low fat, low protein. Fat and protein take longer the break down and therefore sit in your stomach for longer… making the nausea worse!

    Go for about 8-16oz of fat free/low fat chocolate milk (depending on how long your ride was) within the first 30 minutes. Then wait until about an hour after the ride to fuel with a more substantial meal.


    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 3:00 pm

      most excellent tip!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels May 4, 2010, 2:59 pm

    Thanks for posting the “blog plug” post this morning. It’s always fun to find new blogs, and I appreciate the chance for a little self promotion as well.

    Every time I read your cycling posts I keep thinking – man I gotta go out and get a bike. I sent my bf the link to your post about buying a used bike. Hopefully he’s given it a read and we can get bike shopping very soon.

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 3:00 pm

      you should! it’s so much fun.

  • Ashley M. [at] (never home)maker May 4, 2010, 3:01 pm

    After my long runs, I can’t seem to eat solid foods. I don’t feel sick necessarily . . . but I definitely don’t feel well enough to eat, even though I’m hungry. So, my favorite post-workout meal is a smoothie. Usually with chocolate and peanut butter 🙂

  • Julia May 4, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I have gotten post-workout nausea sometimes too. I usually just eat something really plain, like saltines or a “naked” bagel, and drink gatorade. If I eat anything more than that, I feel even more sick!

  • Scott from YourInnerSkinny May 4, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I get the “post-work out pukeys”, as I call them, after a REALLY hard workout or run. It’s mostly when I lift heavy weight and do supersets or non-stop lifting with them. Something like a hard 45 mins kettlebell workout can make me SO sick! I get the shakes really bad along with it as well.

    The best way for me to get over this is a good mix of carbs and protein before and after my workout and to make sure I stay hydrated.

    Nice job on the bike ride, I couldn’t do it!

  • Jenna May 4, 2010, 3:09 pm

    Omg! Congrats caitlin!! 56 miles- you should be so proud of yourself!
    That’s amazing that you burned 2100 cals- that’s insane! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day eats!!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle May 4, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I’m finally figuring out what to eat and when to fuel before and during, but after is still tough. I am pretty nauseous after long runs and try to force some carbs like a bagel or toast since they aren’t too bad to stomach. It hasn’t been that hot here yet but I know from experience that definitely adds to my nausea! I think I will try smoothies more since they are easy to drink, refreshing, and easy to digest.

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired May 4, 2010, 3:15 pm

    I like to have a complete meal beforehand. So if it’s in the morning, I’ll have a big bowl of oatmeal. If it’s in the afternoon, I eat dinner first. I just find that if I have a full stomach I perform better. I of course have to wait a little while to digest! I’ve experienced post-workout nausea ONCE and it was when I tried to do way too much, too soon. I hadn’t run in probably a year and went out and tried to do two 2.45 loops. I walked a few times, but forced myself to run as much as possible. I was in pain all night long and finally just made myself to go to bed so I didn’t throw up.

  • jen trinque @ recipes for creativity May 4, 2010, 3:17 pm

    When I run anything longer than 5 miles I sometimes have stomach troubles. I learned quickly that I can’t eat anything at all, and sticking to liquids with calories is the best thing for me to consume. I think on a bike eating would be okay, though.

    I’m happy to hear the long rides are getting easier! Good luck with the knee pain, no suggestions here.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 4, 2010, 3:24 pm

    I get nauseaus right after workouts,especially in the heat. I’ve found liquid calories/electrolytes are really helpful for me, because I can ingest them slowllllly, little by little. Helps a lot!! Whew, 90 degrees is H-O-T!!

  • Lauren (Health on the Run) May 4, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Congrats on finishing another long ride!! Glad this one went better for you. 🙂 And I hope you figure out how to stop your knee pain.

    I get post-workout nausea if it’s hot, or if I’ve just had a really hard workout (like a long run or a race). And like you said, it definitely gets way worse if I don’t get something in my stomach right away. If I really can’t keep solid food down, I try to eat something light at first like fruit (usually bananas) or something liquid like a smoothie. Sometimes all I can take at first is bland carbs like a piece of bread until my stomach settles.

  • Ally May 4, 2010, 3:31 pm

    First of all, you are really inspiring me today–I’ve been having a MAJOR rough patch and just been feeling awful and for whatever reason, seeing your smiling face with your sunglasses and helmet made me smile too. I hope you know that you inspire others not just in Operation Beautiful, but, with what you do in your life (ex: doing a century ride for charity!!).

    ANYWAYS!! I get sick to my tummy after a hard workout or race–usually it’s because I’m so amphed up that my body doesn’t realize it’s hungry, but, I’m really starving and then it becomes this cycle where I need to eat but can’t. I had to be force fed a bagel after a marathon a few months back because I was not in the mood to eat, but, obviously needed it.

    Also? That cauliflower and sweet potato with balsamic reduction? I just drooled a bit.

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 3:34 pm

      thank you 🙂 that made me smile

  • Bethany (@ NotUnlessI'mBeingChased) May 4, 2010, 3:31 pm

    I usually fuel up much like you do pre-run: pb toast and coffee! Doesn’t fail.
    Question: I know you’ve written about riding near the airport, but do you cycle on the highway? That’s hardcore. Does it ever make you nervous??

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 3:34 pm

      its more of like a back country road, not very busy, and it doesn’t make me nervous. but if you’re nervous about riding on the road, stick to trails! no shame!

  • Madeline @ greensandjeans May 4, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Were you ever fitted for your bike? It might be worth the money to take it to a shop and have them do a few adjustments for you! Even the position of your cleat on your shoe can make a difference in how your knee feels

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 4:17 pm

      my dad fitted me (he’s a semi prof cyclist) but i haven’t been fitted since I got clip ins…

      • Madeline @ greensandjeans May 4, 2010, 4:33 pm

        It could be worth looking into adjusting your cleats. I moved mine around when I was having knee pain and it made a massive difference

        • Susan May 5, 2010, 7:31 am

          I totally agree with the cleat thing. Bike fit is so finicky, even moving them a millimeter could make a huge difference. Worth a shot if you can’t raise your seat any more 🙂

  • Cali May 4, 2010, 3:48 pm

    You, my dear Caitlin, are a rock star. Congrats on another inspiring training session. I’m off for a double digits run!

  • Nichole May 4, 2010, 3:49 pm

    Well I officially feel like I’ve done nothing today, lol. I cannot take the Goo, I tried it during a 1/2 marathon and felt just awful after. I love Luna chews, but they are small so Cliff Blocks are how I roll.

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward May 4, 2010, 3:52 pm

    Awesome bike ride! I can’t believe you were just riding your bike for four hours – that must have taken a lot of mental stamina, too.

    I have never experienced that kind of nausea. My pre-workout fuel is similar to yours(if it’s breakfast): toast & PB, banana, coffee.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 4, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Do you ride totally alone? Do you ever get worried?

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 4:18 pm

      Of getting hit by a car? Passing out? LOL I carry my ID with me and a cell phone. I’m not a very worrisome person about that kind of stuff though.

  • Marina May 4, 2010, 4:04 pm

    you are amazing Caitlin, really, where do you get energy for all of this? not just physical, but mental too. Rough workouts, amazing operation beautiful…you are wonder woman 🙂

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 4:18 pm

      i get the energy from Green Monsters!!! LOL and lots of sleep – i sleep like 9 – 10 hours a night.

  • Cat May 4, 2010, 4:05 pm

    Stems can be pretty cheap to replace, so maybe you should buy a longer one. Also I agree with the others that said having a bike shop do a quick fitting/adjustment is a good idea.

    Also, I get nausea sometimes when I do something really hard for the first time. Like my first 30+ mile bike ride made me feel sick and my first brick combo this weekend made me a little nauseous. But typically I’m fine. It does seem like fueling myself appropriately does help it though…

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary May 4, 2010, 4:06 pm

    I thought I was the only one who got a little queezy after a hard/ long ride… my husband usually wants food right away, but sometimes it takes me hours to feel like I’m able to stomach anything… and usually only a GM sounds good.

    If it’s going to be a long bike ride, I like to make savory oats like this…
    hey have the best staying power for me.

  • Robyn May 4, 2010, 4:08 pm

    Before morning runs I eat a banana before and then I have muesli with greek yogurt afterwards and lots of water! I haven’t experienced the nausea before but I do get chills from the sweat sticking to my body and then the wind hitting me.

  • ActiveEggplant May 4, 2010, 4:10 pm

    I get post-workout nausea a lot after long runs or rides. Seems like it’s from dehydration and needing to refuel. I have force myself to have some water/gatorade and a small meal. But I have to do both SLOWLY or I’ll end up praying to the porcelain gods!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie May 4, 2010, 4:12 pm

    You’re a trooper for sure. That’s hot weather! Definitely good idea to have some food and hydration around.

    I always lose my appetite after running or other hard work outs so I’m bad about refueling.

  • Camille May 4, 2010, 4:17 pm

    You are such a biking super star!

  • Hedda May 4, 2010, 4:20 pm

    I love that you take fueling your body so serious, Caitlin.

    I used to eat a banana and a youghurt before work-outs, often with some nuts added in, and then something with egg in after.
    I loved the feeling egg gave me, eggs are the bomb 😀

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit] May 4, 2010, 4:24 pm

    Yes, I get nauseous after really long runs. I ease back into food with hot tea while I take my ice bath and then eat scrambled eggs on toast. That’s about all I can handle for an hour or so but at least I know I get a carb+protein snack within 30 minutes of finishing.

  • Evan Thomas May 4, 2010, 4:25 pm

    Before a workout, I need something calorically dense like chocolate, but then afterwards I want a full meal full of volumous carbs and healthy fats. Or maybe that’s all my excuse to eat chocolate.

  • emily May 4, 2010, 4:48 pm

    I don’t get nausea, but I find that I am very very NOT hungry after I run. I had to take two months off working out and I’ve gained a fair amount of weight, but I actually think it’s less about not working out and more from how hungry I am now that I’m not running!

  • Ashley (whole-ier) May 4, 2010, 4:52 pm

    do you ever get nervous riding on the road like that? I’m always nervous seeing bikers when I’m driving.

  • Claire May 4, 2010, 4:58 pm

    I definitely tend to get post long workout nausea…I also do the liquid meal thing or fruit first..then get super hungry later. Sorry, no real tips!

  • Claire May 4, 2010, 4:59 pm

    Oh, and you definitely are an inspiring one Caitlin!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 4, 2010, 5:01 pm

    Great work on an awesome ride!!!!!!!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] May 4, 2010, 5:46 pm

    Great job on another longgg ride all by yourself.

    I wanted to say that I love your morning post: I think it was a GREAT idea. Blogging is all about community & networking : )

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 6:06 pm

      thanks! it’s fun to meet new people!

  • Marissa May 4, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Go you for riding so far!!

  • Angharad May 4, 2010, 5:48 pm

    I often get nausea like that after a long hard run, but especially in the heat. I often find that I completely lose my appetite afterwards and don’t regain it for an hour or so which is tough when I know I SHOULD be eating! I usually try and eat something small and bland to calm my tummy and after a while the appetite normally appears.

  • brianna May 4, 2010, 5:51 pm

    first, it’s so inspiring to read about your long workouts! and that you manage to fit in consistent workouts despite your busy life!

    second, i was just scrolling down and wanted to mention how great it is that you take the time to respond to questions and comments!

    third…..of course i have a question! kinda random….i got talked into doing a 10k on june 5. problem being….i don’t run! i ran all last summer–about half an hour 3-4 days a week but got overwhelmed with school and quit (plus, it got too cold and i hate treadmills). now that school is finishing up, and it’s nice out, is it possible for me to train for a 10k in just over a month? i do exercise a few times a week, but it is fairly casual–walking on an incline, walk/runs, stationary bike, etc.

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 6:08 pm

      hmmmm. well, i dont think you can train to run the entire distance in a month (well, not safely) but you can definitely plan to do it walk and run style and have FUN with it. i’d try this plan: and start at week 4. instead of doing 3 miles straight, do 3 miles of walk/run intervals.

      you’ll do great 🙂

  • Helen May 4, 2010, 5:56 pm

    Wow well done on the ride. It must have been so difficult in the heat. I can’t believe you burnt 2,100 calories though, crazy!!!! I feel a little sick after running 2.5 miles, so I’m a bit pathetic. I have a very delicate stomach obviously!

  • emptynutjar May 4, 2010, 6:01 pm

    your so pretty. and getting tan outside also!

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 6:08 pm

      thank you! i’m all freaking sunburnt now, even though i applied sunscreen twice!

  • Julia @ British Bride May 4, 2010, 6:15 pm

    Well done honey!

    I totally suffer from post workout nausea! All the time- so weird.

    Thank you for your blog plug post earlier too – good times x

  • Julie @savvyeats May 4, 2010, 6:40 pm

    Okay, I asked Dan what he thought, because he is a more experienced cyclist than I.

    He said that while it could be that your seat is too low, it could also be that your seat is too far back. When the seat is raised as high as the post will allow, it also moves backwards slightly, so you may just need to slide it forward a bit to get the proper horizontal alignment.

    With your crank in the 90 degree position (horizontal forward), the front of your knee (just under knee cap), should align approximately with where your foot contacts the pedal. If you can’t tell by looking at it, you can check it with a string with a weight tied to the end. Tuck the string under the crook of your knee. If the string hangs from knee to where your foot meets the pedal, your alignment is pretty good.

    He also said that if that doesn’t help, he can answer more questions. 🙂

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 6:54 pm

      thank you dan!!!

  • Kelley May 4, 2010, 6:53 pm


    I usually get migraines after I do a long run. I can almost always bank on it. They’ll set in a few hours after the workout ends. It’s really annoying. maybe dehydration.

    Congrats on a great ride!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 4, 2010, 6:57 pm

    Girl, you rock. Nuff said.

  • Katherine May 4, 2010, 7:20 pm

    were you riding your bike on the highway!?!?

    • Caitlin May 4, 2010, 7:34 pm

      naw a back road.

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 4, 2010, 7:25 pm

    Wow! You are such an inspiration. I could never imagine riding a bike for 4+ hours!

  • Jenn (from May 4, 2010, 7:44 pm

    Congrats on your ride!! 🙂 Glad that you brought along more fuel.

    I get sooo thirsty after a workout, hungry doesn’t settle in until after I shower. Then I’m ravenous. Haven’t experienced too much nausea unless I workout on an empty stomach or eat too much beforehand. It’s a delicate balance! 🙂


  • Wei-Wei May 4, 2010, 8:11 pm

    That’s AWESOME! Glad to know you were more prepared with fuel this time… When I saw “Calories burned: 2100” My eyes almost popped out! Keep refueling, girl!

    Whenever I go on one of my walks hungry, I notice that it’s sort of like eating. As in, I get less and less hungry and eventually I even start to feel bloated? It’s sort of weird… :S

    Have a great night! Stay strong in your training! 😀


  • John May 4, 2010, 9:09 pm

    Great work with your training! I think you can buy longer seat stems for your bike. May be a cheap enough solution for you till you have the desire/funds to get a proper sized bike.

    My usual pre and post workout meal is one of my smoothies.

  • ari May 4, 2010, 10:43 pm

    congrats on rocking the bike ride 🙂 what brand of brown rice protein powder do you use? i’m in the market.

  • Steph May 4, 2010, 10:48 pm

    Random question here, I had some New Balances for hiking for a while that I used for walk/running but I wore them out on my Europe trip. I had to get rid of them and now I have NO shoes at all. I thought I remembered you recommending Asics, but I wanted to double check. Looking to keep it under $85 if that helps!
    Thanks 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 5, 2010, 8:29 am

    Because of my knee pain, my bike shop had to set my bike up a certain way. Could you take yours to a bike shop and get an expert opinion? It could be as simple as getting a new seat that’s longer, but they might know other ways to modify the bike.

  • Lauren May 5, 2010, 11:55 am

    I get nauseous all the time after work-outs, and they don’t even have to be that long. I usually drink something really cold- some kind of juice/gatorade diluted with lots water and have some fruit, like an orange or apple. Seems to help me!

  • eatingRD May 6, 2010, 8:25 pm

    I did a 56 mile ride on Monday, that’s funny! I also get nauseous after pushing really hard in the heat and having too much sitting on my tummy. I have one of the most sensitive stomachs! You might definitely want to get fitted again since adding clipless pedals decreases that distance. Pre-workout fuel depends on how much time I have to digest. I’m hoping to work up to 75 this weekend, we’ll see!

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