Saturday, January 24, 2009

Miles of DisComfort

Today was another mountain bike marathon race, in Comfort, Texas. Unlike the Excruciation Exam, this race was all on trails, but at 56 miles, it was a bit shorter. Since I had to be back in Austin to go to the Texas A&M vs. UT basketball game, I opted for the shorter 26 mile half-marathon.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The loyal reader will know that I have experienced cramping issues on long mountain bike races. We discussed this at our last Velocity Cycling club meeting, and it was determined that I wasn't eating enough protein for breakfast. I decided to add some peanut butter and waffles to my cereal regimen.

That didn't seem to help, because on the way to Comfort, my quads started cramping up as I drove through Dripping Springs, so I turned around and went home.



Maybe not.

The truth is that Friday night I decided that I really didn't want to wake up at 5:30am to drive two hours to pay $45 to ride in 40-degree weather, so I turned off my alarm.

I woke up at about the time the race was starting.


Unfortunately, the game didn't turn out too well, either.


rkintn said...

I didn't know waffles were chock fulla protein! LOL

Frank Irwin said...

Dang, Rhonda! I just saw your that your comment was waiting for approval!

And, no, I wasn't saying that waffles had protein, but I needed something to put the peanut butter on. :-P