He’s Going The Distance, He’s Going For Speeeeed…
Just in case you didn’t get the reference….CAKE.
Tonight, I finally started putting in my endurance rides for the halves this year. As opposed to the earlier sessions where I was doing intervals, these sessions are more about being steady and long. Here’s a typical strip from the PowerTap/Garmin:
Like I said, slow and STEADY. Watts and HR in zone 3. Hopefully, my zone 3 will be higher in the future, but I’ll take what I can get now. Felt pretty good this evening, which was a surprise since its been a while since I’ve had to put in some longer time. Still have problems with the outside of my feet becoming numb after about an hour, not sure what to make of that. For those in the medical field, that would map to the S1 dermatome, so it may be a back issue. Luckily though, I don’t have any numbness besides my feet, so I’ll just see how this pans out.
Tonight was also the first time I broke out the Infinit in a long time. I had some concerns about it as I haven’t used it since Coeur d’ Alene. Still tasted pretty good, and I’m not throwing up right now. Infinit has been the greatest stuff since sliced bread when it comes to race nutrition. A question I get a lot is what do I eat over a course of an 13 hour Ironman. That’s where Infinit comes in. I found out about them through Endurance Nation. Based out of Ohio, these guys make special CUSTOM nutrition solutions for endurance racing. Using my own formula, all I consumed during the CDA Ironman was bottles of Infinit, and a hand full of Fig Newtons. If your looking for a new race nutrition setup, I would take a look. Best is, this stuff doesn’t kill my stomach half way through the bike.
Hopefully, Ive burned enough calories for tomorrow’s brunch…..